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Bassenge Modern Art Spring Auction 2012

Among the highlights of our upcoming auction is a watercolor landscape by Fernand Léger from the year 1921. The hilly landscape with two curving trees and a bright blue sky can be counted among the more uncommon images of Légers’ (8271). Karl Hofer’s momentous “Mädchen mit grüner Fahne” (8194) is from 1943, painted in the middle of the chaos of the war. Fritz Winter’s prominent composition with an excellent provenance is from the year 1954. Annely Juda Fine Art presented the work in 1972 as part of the exhibition “The Non-Objective World (8447).

Fernand Leger: Landschaft

Contemporary art is prominently represented with an early, large-format mixed-media work on paper by Neo Rauch. The work, entitled “Saul Ascher” is from his 1991 exhibition “Harzreise” which took place in the Leipzig Gallery Am Kraftwerk (8381).

The German Expressionists are represented by Lyonel Feininger, George Grosz and Emil Nolde, among others, with works on paper (8128, 8158, and 8319). Those who are interested can also discover important works by lesser known artists from the beginning of the 20th century, for example, the moving and art historically important socially critical painting, “The Homeless” by Willibald Krain (8262), two large-format energetic color monotypes by Moriz Melzer (8298 and 8381), as well as expressive work by Fritz Huhnen, Hans Jüchser, Paul Kleinschmidt, Bernhard Kretzschmar and Eberhard Viegener, to name a few.

In the area of works on paper, the catalogue once again presents many highpoints with work from Willi Baumeister, Max Beckmann, Marc Chagall, Max Ernst, a collection of etchings by Fautriers, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Paul Klee, Käthe Kollwitz, Joan Miró, Pablo Picasso, Serge Poliakoff and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff.

Sculpture by Waldemar Grzimek, Bernhard Hoetger, Wilhelm Lehmbruck, Reneé Sintenis and Wolf Vostell round out the offer of what is available.

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