Auction of Modern Art in Munich
Münter at her best

Gabriele Münter
Gehöft in Murnau (Holzhauer), oil on cardboard, 1909
33 x 40,8 cm (12.9 x 16 in)
Estimate € 150.000-250.000

Munich, 12 November 2015, (kk) - It surely is going to be a small sensation when more than twenty works by Gabriele Münter will be called up in one single auction. But it is not only the quantity of works on offer in the auction of Modern Art / Post War / Contemporary Art from 3-5 December 2015 that impresses, moreover, the works' quality is even more convincing.

Half a dozen works alone date from Gabriele Münter's most important period of creation, the years between 1908 and 1911. Next to "Stillleben im Kreis" (estimate: € 150.000-250.000) they are led by the oil painting "Gehöft in Murnau (Holzhauer)". They were both made during a period that gave direction to the artist's individual style which would dominate her entire later creation henceforward. Gabriele Münter wrote about these years of change: "After a short but agonizing period I made a great leap forward - from imitating nature () to the abstraction thereof, to rendering an extract".*

The artist's swift development from Post-Impressionism to Expressionism also becomes obvious in the two small oil paintings "Häuser in Murnau" and "Kirchgarten in Murnau (Friedhof mit frischem Grab)" from 1908, both have been estimated at € 80,000-120,000 each. Additionally, her later works, such as the "Straßendurchstich (Die Kurve bei Berggeist)" from 1935 also knows to fascinate the observer. The spirited oil painting will enter the race with an estimate of € 180,000-240,000.

Other highlights in the section of Modern Art come from Egon Schiele ("Mädchen mit Federboa", estimate: € 600,000-800,000 - see separate press release), Erich Heckel ("Hügellandschaft", estimate: € 450,000-550,000), Paula Modersohn-Becker ("Kinder vor Bauernhaus/Birkenstämme und Haus2", estimate: € 300,000-400,000), Lyonel Feininger ("The Baltic (V-Cloud)", estimate: € 250,000-350,000), Ernst Barlach ("Der Bettler", estimate: € 200,000-250,000), Karl Schmidt-Rottluff ("Stillleben mit Astern-Strauss", estimate: € 150.000-200.000) and Georg Schrimpf ("Stillende Mutter", estimate: € 140,000-180,000), as well as from Otto Dix, Conrad Felixmüller, Karl Hofer, Alexej von Jawlensky, Max Liebermann, Franz Marc, Otto Mueller, Emil Nolde and Pablo Picasso.

The section of Post War art offers several masterpieces with estimates in six digit realms by ZERO artists such as Günther Uecker, Otto Piene and Heinz Mack, as well as by Gerhard Richter ("Abstraktes Bild", estimate: € 400,000-600,000), Robert Longo ("Untitled (Starfield #2"), estimate: € 250,000-350,000), Anselm Kiefer ("Maria im Rosenhag", estimate: € 250,000-350,000), Sean Scully ("Uist", estimate: € 200,000-300,000), Shozo Shimamoto (estimate: € 150,000-250,000), Gotthard Graubner ("Camelionid", estiamte: € 150,000-250,000) and Josef Albers ("Study for Homage to the Square", estimate: € 120,000-150,000). Further exciting works come from artists such as Agostino Bonalumi, Günther Förg, Rupprecht Geiger, Roy Lichtenstein, Marino Marini and Sigmar Polke.

Next to a work by Jonas Burgert that has been estimated with € 60,000-80,000, the section of Contemporary Art offers pieces by acclaimed artists such as Anselm Reyle (estimate: € 50,000-60,000), Dan Colen ("Gum painting", estimate: € 50,000-70,000), Jason Martin ("Chaperon", estimate: € 40,000-60,000), Huan Zhang ("Earthlife No.16", estimate: € 30.000-40.000), Don Eddy ("Bumper Section VI: Berkeley", estimate: € 30,000-35,000) and David Schnell ("Pilze", estimate: 28,000-32,000).

* Quotation after Annegret Hoberg [editor], Wassily Kandinsky und Gabriele Münter in Murnau und Kochel, 1902-1914. Briefe und Erinnerungen, Munich 1994, pp. 45f.)

Preview 30 Oct.-01 Nov.Ketterer KunstAm Holstenwall 5, 20355 Hamburg* 03/04 NovemberGalerie SchwindFahrgasse 8, 60311 Frankfurt* 09-11 NovemberKetterer KunstMalkastenstr. 11, 40211 Düsseldorf* 14-16 NovemberErlengutErlengutstr. 1A, 8703 Erlenbach, CH* 20-27 NovemberKetterer KunstFasanenstr. 70, 10719 Berlin* 29 Nov-04 DecKetterer KunstJoseph-Wild-Str. 18, 81829 Munich** * selected works ** all works

Auctions in Munich 03-05 December Modern Art / Post War / Contemporary Art
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