Modern
Art

The Magnificent
Garden
The Magnificent
Garden

Max Liebermann
BLUMENSTAUDEN IM NUTZGARTEN NACH SÜDWESTEN

 

Estimated price:
€ 400.000 – € 450.000
Result:
€ 916.000
Oil on canvas,
71.5 x 94.5 cm, 1926

In 1909, Max Liebermann acquired a plot of land on the shores of the Great Wannsee and commissioned the construction of a two-storey country house including gardens. In the course of over two decades, Liebermann repeatedly painted his magnificent garden with hedges, shrubs and trees. From the very beginning, far away from his studio on Pariser Platz, a new facet of his extensive work emerged: as the artist became ever more familiar with the green surroundings of Wannsee, his painter’s view of this tranquil spot became progressively freer and lighter.

 

While Liebermann’s typical French Impressionist style of painting still predominated the early “portraits” of the garden landscape, in the mid-1920s, he increasingly shifted to an almost fauvist palette. The garden and over one hundred paintings created there indicate the artist’s path – and lead deep into Liebermann’s Wannsee paradise outside the city.

Liebermann-Villa am Wannsee in Berlin
Max Liebermann and Paul Klee
Bilder von Gärten
10 June – 17 September 2018

Max Liebermann
BLUMENSTAUDEN IM NUTZGARTEN NACH SÜDWESTEN

 

Estimate price:
€ 400.000 – € 450.000
Result:
€ 916.000
Oil on canvas,
71.5 x 94.5 cm, 1926

In 1909, Max Liebermann acquired a plot of land on the shores of the Great Wannsee and commissioned the construction of a two-storey country house including gardens. In the course of over two decades, Liebermann repeatedly painted his magnificent garden with hedges, shrubs and trees. From the very beginning, far away from his studio on Pariser Platz, a new facet of his extensive work emerged: as the artist became ever more familiar with the green surroundings of Wannsee, his painter’s view of this tranquil spot became progressively freer and lighter.

 

While Liebermann’s typical French Impressionist style of painting still predominated the early “portraits” of the garden landscape, in the mid-1920s, he increasingly shifted to an almost fauvist palette. The garden and over one hundred paintings created there indicate the artist’s path – and lead deep into Liebermann’s Wannsee paradise outside the city.

Liebermann-Villa am Wannsee in Berlin
Max Liebermann and Paul Klee
Bilder von Gärten
10 June – 17 September 2018
A Unique
Grace
A Unique
Grace

Terra cotta,
height 43 cm, width 41.5 cm, depth 21 cm,
1912 – 1914

Wilhelm Lehmbruck
BÜSTE DER ­KNIENDEN (GENEIGTER FRAUENKOPF)

 

Estimated price:
€ 250.000 – € 300.000
Result:
€ 628.000

Terra cotta,
height 43 cm, width 41.5 cm, depth 21 cm,
1912 – 1914

Wilhelm Lehmbruck
BÜSTE DER ­KNIENDEN (GENEIGTER FRAUENKOPF)

 

Estimated price:
€ 250.000 – € 300.000
Result:
€ 628.000

After the abstract painting TROPFENKETTEN by Ernst Wilhelm Nay, the most interesting piece is probably Wilhelm Lehmbruck’s terracotta sculpture BÜSTE DER KNIENDEN (GENEIGTER FRAUENKOPF), sold at an appropriate price of EURO 628,000. The sculpture was created during his lifetime and dated between 1912 and 1914. It was part of the collection of the Jewish banker Hugo Simon and is now in the possession of a renowned German private collection.

Handelsblatt, 8 June 2018

After the abstract painting TROPFENKETTEN by Ernst Wilhelm Nay, the most interesting piece is probably Wilhelm Lehmbruck’s terracotta sculpture BÜSTE DER KNIENDEN (GENEIGTER FRAUENKOPF), sold at an appropriate price of EURO 628,000. The sculpture was created during his lifetime and dated between 1912 and 1914. It was part of the collection of the Jewish banker Hugo Simon and is now in the possession of a renowned German private collection.

Handelsblatt, 8 June 2018

Intonated Color
Complexes
Intonated Color
Complexes

Ernst Wilhelm Nay
MIT TROPFEN­KETTEN

 

Estimated price:
€ 150.000 – € 180.000
Result:
€ 372.000

Ernst Wilhelm Nay is one of the most significant representatives of post-war German abstract painting. Like a composer, he masterfully develops and varies his themes and melodies, enhancing them to the utmost drama, unfolding cadences and inventing complexes of colours and shapes whose tone sequences, at times loud and dissonant, are accompanied by completely new, harmonious ideas for his work.

 

In this piece of work, Nay addresses the viewer via the sound of the vivid colour chords, provoking simultaneous feelings of harmony and dissonance. What we see is a rhythmic-expressive structure of colours, shapes, lines and black dots, chains of drops that tend to evoke associations, although their concrete correlation has long ceased to exist.

Oil on canvas,
100.4 x 120.4 cm, 1952

Ernst Wilhelm Nay
MIT TROPFEN­KETTEN

 

Estimated price:
€ 150.000 – € 180.000
Result:
€ 372.000

Ernst Wilhelm Nay is one of the most significant representatives of post-war German abstract painting. Like a composer, he masterfully develops and varies his themes and melodies, enhancing them to the utmost drama, unfolding cadences and inventing complexes of colours and shapes whose tone sequences, at times loud and dissonant, are accompanied by completely new, harmonious ideas for his work.

 

In this piece of work, Nay addresses the viewer via the sound of the vivid colour chords, provoking simultaneous feelings of harmony and dissonance. What we see is a rhythmic-expressive structure of colours, shapes, lines and black dots, chains of drops that tend to evoke associations, although their concrete correlation has long ceased to exist.

Oil on canvas,
100.4 x 120.4 cm, 1952

 

Feininger almost laconically quotes the pathos of Caspar David Friedrich.

Ansgar Lorenz on

Lyonel Feininger
UNTITLED (WOLKEN ÜBER DEM MEER MIT ZWEI FIGUREN AM STRAND)

 

Estimated price:
€ 25.000 – € 30.000
Result:
€ 32.000

Ansgar Lorenz, Modern Art expert
T +49 (0) 221 925729-95 | lorenz@lempertz.com

Watercolour and pen and ink on hand-made paper,
22.9 x 29.4 cm, 1934

“Lyonel Feininger’s works around the time he left Dessau convey an atmosphere of powerful intensity, which not least refers to his personal situation after the closing of the Bauhaus. Feininger’s motif of the two small figures under dramatic-expressionist clouds, refers to the landscape concepts of German Romanticism. He almost laconically quotes the transcendental pathos of Caspar David Friedrich’s figures seen from behind, which now seem to regain their status as subjects when turned towards each other. Feininger updates the epochal motif in a highly subtle way and thus arrives at what I consider a complex work of remarkable quality.”

Feininger almost laconically quotes the pathos of Caspar David Friedrich.

Ansgar Lorenz on

Lyonel Feininger
UNTITLED (WOLKEN ÜBER DEM MEER MIT ZWEI FIGUREN AM STRAND)

 

Estimated price:
€ 25.000 – € 30.000
Result:
€ 32.000

Ansgar Lorenz, Modern Art expert
T +49 (0) 221 925729-95
lorenz@lempertz.com

Watercolour and pen and ink on hand-made paper,
22.9 x 29.4 cm, 1934

“Lyonel Feininger’s works around the time he left Dessau convey an atmosphere of powerful intensity, which not least refers to his personal situation after the closing of the Bauhaus. Feininger’s motif of the two small figures under dramatic-expressionist clouds, refers to the landscape concepts of German Romanticism. He almost laconically quotes the transcendental pathos of Caspar David Friedrich’s figures seen from behind, which now seem to regain their status as subjects when turned towards each other. Feininger updates the epochal motif in a highly subtle way and thus arrives at what I consider a complex work of remarkable quality.”

Opposing Patches
of Colour
Opposing Patches
of Colour

Alexej von Jawlensky
MYSTISCHER KOPF: ERDE

 

Estimated price:
€ 200.000 – € 250.000
Result:
€ 285.000

Oil on card,
35.7 x 29.6 cm, 1919

Alexej von Jawlensky
MYSTISCHER KOPF: ERDE

 

Estimated price:
€ 200.000 – € 250.000
Result:
€ 285.000

Oil on card,
35.7 x 29.6 cm, 1919