Lot 17 of 210:
Max Backmann Self-Portrait 1946  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$7,200
Estimate:
$10,000 - $15,000

Title:
Selbstbildnis (Self-portrait)
Author:
Beckmann, Max
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Publisher:
Date:
1946
Description:

Original lithograph. Image size approximately 31.5x26.5 (12½x10½"), on larger sheet, 38x30 cm (15x11¾"). Tipped to matting. No. 34 of 90 copies.

Signed and numbered in pencil in the lower margin. The first plate from Beckmann's 1946 portfolio Tag und Traum (Day and Dream). Gallwitz 289; Hofmaier 357. Provenance: The estate of Aaron Sopher, Baltimore artist and associate of Max Beckmann and George Grosz.

Max Beckmann (German, 1884–1950) was a painter, draftsman, printmaker, sculptor, and writer. Although he is classified as an Expressionist artist, he rejected both the term and the movement. Beckmann achieved great success during the years of the Weimar Republic but his fortunes changed with the rise to power of the Third Reich. His work was considered degenerate by Adolph Hitler and Beckmann was dismissed from his teaching position at the Art School in Frankfurt. He left Germany for the Netherlands and later the United States.

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Condition:
A bit toned overall, small faint stain in lower margin, tape and tape residue at edges on rear; very good.
 
Item number:
273984
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