Lot 12 of 210:
Max Beckmann Society 1915 1st state  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$3,000
Estimate:
$5,000 - $8,000

Title:
Gesellschaft (Society)
Author:
Beckmann, Max
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Date:
1915
Description:

Original drypoint etching. Impression size 26x32 cm (10¼x12½") on a larger sheet, approximately 36.5x51 cm (14¾x20"). Tipped to card backing.

Signed in pencil at the lower right. A depiction of a party at the home of the Battenberg family. This state, the first, without "1 Zustand" at lower left, and without the fish on the plate in the foreground. Gallwitz 63. Hofmaier, 86 I. 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:
Edges lightly worn, mounting tape at top edge on rear; a bit toned overall, light matte-burn; very good.
 
Item number:
274548
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