Vente: 522 / Modern Art II 11 décembre 2021 à Munich Lot 419

 

419
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Kopf Ludwig Schames, 1918.
Woodcut
Estimation:
€ 30,000 / $ 33,900
Résultat:
€ 33,750 / $ 38.137

( frais d'adjudication compris)
Kopf Ludwig Schames. 1918.
Woodcut.
Dube 330 II (of III). Gercken 896 II (of III). Veritcally signed in bottom left. Hand-made proof. On wove paper (with blindstamp ASOKA). 56.8 x 25.6 cm (22.3 x 10 in). Papier: 57,2 x 44,3 cm (22,5 x 17,4 in).
Printed as annual bonus for "Vereinigung für Neue Kunst" in Frankfurt. [AM].
• Characterful depiction of Kirchner's friend, the Frankfurt art dealer Ludwig Schames.
• Kirchner executed the complete edition of this expressive portrait by hand.
• This woodcut is considered one of the most important portraits of 20th century graphic art
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PROVENANCE: Roman Norbert Ketterer, Campione d'Italia (until 1963: Kornfeld und Klipstein, May 9 - 11, 1963)
Private collection Hesse (since 1963).

LITERATURE: Kornfeld und Klipstein, Bern, auction 110, May 9 -11, 1963, lot 476.
After Ludwig Schames' death in 1922, Kirchner wrote in his epitaph: "That was the art trader Ludwig Schames, the noble and unselfish friend of art and artists. [.] " Released in: Der Querschnitt, Berlin 1922, p. 156. Quoted from Gercken, vol. IV, p. 86.




419
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Kopf Ludwig Schames, 1918.
Woodcut
Estimation:
€ 30,000 / $ 33,900
Résultat:
€ 33,750 / $ 38.137

( frais d'adjudication compris)