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Lot 284 D

Otto Dix - Liegender Akt

Auction 1043 - overview Cologne
28.11.2014, 18:00 - Modern Art
Estimate: 12.000 € - 15.000 €
Result: 12.400 € (incl. premium)

Otto Dix

Liegender Akt

Pencil drawing on thin, smooth paper, backed with thin Japan paper 47.7 x 64.5 cm Framed under glass. Signed and dated 'DIX 1922' lower right. - Slightly browned and with minor foxing throughout.

Lorenz dates this drawing to the early 1920s, stylistically a period of "smooth transition" toward a New Objectivist nude. “The model's become younger. They generally represent a highly feminine, sensuously beautiful ideal highly suited to the New Objectivist style of drawing.” (Ulrike Lorenz, Vielfalt der Phänomene - Akt-Realismus: Auf dem Weg zur Neuen Sachlichkeit [1922/23], in: Otto Dix, Das Werkverzeichnis der Zeichnungen und Pastelle, vol. II, p. 832).

Catalogue Raisonné

Lorenz EDV 9.3.23


Galleria del Levante, Milan; Galerie Günther Franke, Munich; Private collection, South Germany


Brigid S. Barton, Otto Dix and Die neue Sachlichkeit 1918-1925, Ann Arbor (Michigan) 1981 (Diss.), V.C.29


Milan 1964 (Galleria del Levante), Otto Dix - retrospettiva personale, Nr. 50 (?); Munich 1971 (Galerie Günther Franke), Otto Dix. Zeichnungen der 20er Jahre, no. 32, illus.