Vente: 539 / Modern Art Day Sale 10 juin 2023 à Munich Lot 358

 

358
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Atelier-Interieur mit Akt, 1925.
Pen and India ink drawing
Estimation:
€ 10,000 / $ 10,500
Résultat:
€ 12,700 / $ 13,335

( frais d'adjudication compris)
Atelier-Interieur mit Akt. 1925.
Pen and India ink drawing.
Lower right signed. Once more signed and titled "Interieur mit nackter Frau" on the reverse, as well as inscribed with instructions for Erich Wieset: "Für den Aufsatz - Wiese im Graphiksammler laut Vertrag am 25.4.25 zu reproduzieren als Strichätzung" and "für Textillustration in der Breite des Satzspiegels". On thin smooth cardboard. 35.7 x 52.5 cm (14 x 20.6 in). [CH/EH].

• First published during the artist's lifetime (Wiese, 1925).
• Impressive exhibition history.
• More than 30 years part of the renowned collection of Werner Blohm, Hamburg.
• With a swift line Kirchner captured his personal surroundings at the Wildbodenhaus in Davos, where he moved into together with his partner in the autumn of 1923.
• Since the early Dresden days of the "Brücke", the artists' private living space did not only serve as studio, but were also motif of their drawings, prints and paintings.
• Kirchner depicted himself on a chair smoking a pipe, while Erna Schilling with her characteristic bangs lounges on the bed that Kirchner had made himself (1919, Swiss pine wood, Kirchner Museum Davos) while Kirchner's beloved cat "Boby" takes a prominent position in the foreground.
• The drawing stands in direct connection with Kirchner' painting "Moderne Bohème" (Gordon 767) and the woodcut of the same name.
• Scenes like this are extremely rare on the international auction market
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The work is registered in the Hermann Gerlinger Collection with the number SHG 788 b

The work is documented in the Ernst Ludwig Kirchner Archive, Wichtrach/Bern.

PROVENANCE: Christian Anton Laely Collection, Davos/Paris (taken from the estate of E. L. Kirchner in 1938 and ascribed to the fictituous so-called "Collection Mrs and Dr Gervais, Zürich", with the hand-written inventory number "KZ 123" on the reverse).
Dr. H. Hülsberg Collection, Hagen.
Galerie Gerd Rosen, Berlin (acquired fom the above in 1955, Stuttgarter Kunstkabinett Roman Norbert Ketterer, Stuttgart).
Thomas Bergen Collection, London.
Werner Blohm Collection, Hamburg (acquired from the above, presumably in 1980, Christie's, London, December 2, 1980)
Hermann Gerlinger Collection, Würzburg (with the collector's stamp, Lugt 6032), acquired in 2014, Hauswedell & Nolte, Hamburg, June 13, 2014).

EXHIBITION: Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. A Retrospective Exhibition, Seattle Art Museum, November 23, 1968 - January 5, 1969, Pasadena Art Museum, January 16 - February 23, 1969, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, March 20 - April 27, 1969, p. 123 (with illu.).
German Expressionist Drawings From the Collection of D. Thomas Bergen, University of Notre Dame Art Gallery, Notre Dame/Indiana 1977, cat. no. 31 (with illu.).
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner- Zeichnungen, Aquarelle, Pastelle, Museum der bildenden Künste, Leipzig, December 4 - January 31, 1993; Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal, February 28 - May 9, 1993, cat. no. 24 (with illu.).
Im Zentrum. E. L. Kirchner (eine Hamburger Privatsammlung), Hamburger Kunsthalle, October 26, 2001 - January 13, 2002, Kirchner Museum, Davos, January 27 - April 14, 2002, Brücke-Museum, Berlin January 17 - March 2, 2003, cat. no. 81, p. 185 (with illu., p. 82).
Kunstmuseum Moritzburg, Halle an der Saale (permanent loan from the Hermann Gerlinger Collection, 2001-2017).
Buchheim Museum, Bernried (permanent loan from the Hermann Gerlinger Collection, 2017-2022.

LITERATURE: Erich Wiese, Kirchner-Zeichnungen, in: Monatshefte für Bücherfreunde und Graphiksammler, year 1925, no. 2, pp. 459-468 (with illu.).
Stuttgarter Kunstkabinett Roman Norbert Ketterer, Stuttgart, 21. Auction 21, May 24 - 27, 1955, lot 1370.
Bernard S. Myers, Malerei der Expressionisten. Eine Generation im Aufbruch, Cologne 1957, p. 129 (with illu.).
Christie's, London, A Collection of German Expressionist Drawings, December 2, 1980, lot 248 (with illu.)
Hauswedell & Nolte, Hamburg, Moderne Kunst des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts, June 13, 2014, lot 24 (with illu.).




358
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Atelier-Interieur mit Akt, 1925.
Pen and India ink drawing
Estimation:
€ 10,000 / $ 10,500
Résultat:
€ 12,700 / $ 13,335

( frais d'adjudication compris)