Lot 18 of 210:
Max Beckmann Theater 1919  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$1,920
Estimate:
$2,500 - $3,500

Title:
Theater

Author:
Beckmann, Max

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Publisher:

Date:
1919

Description:

Drypoint etching. 12.8x18 cm (5¼x7¼") on larger sheet, approximately 18.3x24 cm (7¼x9½"). Tipped to matting. One of 60 on laid paper.

Signed in pencil at lower right, publisher's embossed stamp in margin below. Plate 8 from Beckmann's 1919 portfolio Gesichter (Faces). Glaser 83; Gallwitz 66 c; Hofmaier 89 III B b. 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.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
A bit toned, mounting tape and tape residue at top edge on rear; very good.


 
Item number:
273988
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