Walter Dexel - Kompositionen (XXI, XXII und XXIII. 1923) - image-1

Lot 328 N

Walter Dexel - Kompositionen (XXI, XXII und XXIII. 1923)

Auction 1090 - overview Cologne
31.05.2017, 18:00 - Modern Art
Estimate: 3.000 € - 4.000 €
Result: 4.712 € (incl. premium)

Walter Dexel

Kompositionen (XXI, XXII und XXIII. 1923)

Sketch sheet. Pencil drawing resp. gouaches over pencil on a double sheet of drawing paper (from sketch book). - Further pencil sketches on the inside 21 x 16.2 cm Framed under glass. The compositions partially dated and signed '1923 XXI Tempera, Tusche/ 39 x 30' and '1923 XXII/ mit blauem/ Dreiecke/ auf weiß/ 47 x 31' resp. '1923 XXIII/ wie oben/ auf schwarz -/ Gouache-' in pencil. Unsigned. - The left marin with traces of a thread stitching in the fold; the double sheet firmly glued on the corners. The paper slightly browned.

According to Ruth Wöbkemeier, some of the pencil annotations could have been added by Walter Dexel at a later time when reviewing his early sketch books.
In their colour variants, the abstract geometric sketches, each incorporating triangles in the composition, refer to the works "Mit grauem spitzen Dreieck XXI" (tempera and India ink 39 x 30 cm, Wöbkemeier 231) resp. "1923 XXIII oder Mit blauem Dreieck auf Schwarz" (gouache on card 48 x 31 cm, Wöbkemeier 233).


We would like to thank Ruth Wöbkemeier, Bremen, for kind supplementary advice.


Galleria Castelnuovo (Trudi Neuburg-Coray), Ascona (acquired there early 1980s); since then private possession, Switzerland