Sale: 354 / Bauhaus, June 20. 2009 in Munich Lot 18

 
Walter Dexel - Komposition MO 65 I

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Walter Dexel
Komposition MO 65 I, 1965.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 7,500 / $ 8,475
Sold:
€ 15,860 / $ 17.921

(incl. 22% surcharge)
Lot description
Walter Dexel
1890 München - 1973 Braunschweig
Komposition MO 65 I. 1965.
Oil on canvas.
Wöbkemeier 443. Signed, dated and titled on verso. 50,3 x 70,2 cm (19,8 x 27,6 in).
Clear and expressive composition, intended as hommage to Piet Mondrian's color fields. [KD].

PROVENANCE: Private collection North Germany (from artist's estate).

EXHIBITION: Walter Dexel. Galerie Circulus, Bonn 1973, cat. no.113.
Walter Dexel. Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hanover, 25 January - 3 March 1974, cat. no. 154, p. 110.
Walter Dexel. Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, 27 May - 29 July 1979, cat.no. 94, p. 172.
Walter Dexel. Kunstamt Wedding von Berlin, 3 September - 6 October 1983, cat. no. 82.

Colors in good and fresh condition. Corners minimally rubbed, lower right with tiny color flaking. Dark red square in upper right with slight craquelé (presumably an early blemish, as it is also visible on the depiction in Wöbkemeier).

EUR: 7.500 - 8.500DIFF.(19%)
US$: 10.117 - 11.466

18
Walter Dexel
Komposition MO 65 I, 1965.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 7,500 / $ 8,475
Sold:
€ 15,860 / $ 17.921

(incl. 22% surcharge)