bronze with dark brown patina
length: 28 1/2 in. (72.3 cm.)
Conceived circa 1935 and cast at a later date in an edition of 5
Provenance The artist's estate.
Galerie Pels Leusden, Berlin, 1996.
Richard L. Feigen & Co., New York, on consignment from the above circa 1990.
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2006. Literature E. & B. Göpel, Max Beckmann, Katalog der Gemälde, vol. I., Bern, 1976, p. 600 (another version illustrated).
A. Franzke, "Max Beckmanns Skulpturen" in Max Beckmann, exh. cat., Joesph-Haubrich Kunsthalle, Cologne, 1984, pp. 98, 102, 106.
S. Lackner, "Max Beckmann" in German Expresionist Sculpture, exh. cat., Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, 1984, p. 71.
B. Stabenow, "Metaphors of Helplessness: The Sculptures of Max Beckmann", in Max Beckmann Retrospective, exh. cat., 1984, The Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, p. 138 (another version illustrated fig. 1).
A. Franzke, Max Beckmann Skulpturen, Munich & Zurich, 1987, pp. 31, 36, 39, 42-43.
U. Harter, "Sculture" in Max Beckmann, exh. cat. Galleria Nazionale d'Art Moderna, Rome, 1996, pp. 153-154, 156, no. 6 (another version illustrated pp. 157-158). Exhibited New York, Richard. L Feigen & Co., Max Beckmann, The Eight Sculptures, February - May 2002.
London, Tate Modern, Max Beckmann, February - May 2003; this exhibition later travelled to New York, MoMa QNS, June - September 2003. Special Notice
This lot has been imported from outside of the UK for sale and placed under the Temporary Admission regime. Import VAT is payable at 5% on the hammer price. VAT at 20% will be added to the buyer’s premium but will not be shown separately on our invoice. Post Lot Text A catalogue raisonné of the sculptures of Max Beckmann will be set up by Mayen Beckmann, Karin Schick and Francis Beatty, whom we thank for the information confirming the authenticity of this sculpture.
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