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Auctions in June: Modern and Contemporary Fine Art - Select Quality at its best

03-31-2016 05:15 PM CET | Arts & Culture

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W. Kandinsky, Kleines Warm, 1928. Watercolor/India ink drawing, 11.7 x 9.4 in. EUR 400,000-600,000

W. Kandinsky, Kleines Warm, 1928. Watercolor/India ink drawing, 11.7 x 9.4 in. EUR 400,000-600,000

Munich, 31 March 2016, (kk) – Kandinsky, Pechstein, and Piene are true masters of their trades. The three of them, as well as many other acclaimed artist colleagues are represented with choice masterpieces in the auctions at Ketterer Kunst in Munich from 9 to 11 June.
1) Modern Art
2) Post War
3) Contemporary Art

1) Modern Art
This section is led by Wassily Kandinsky's strictly geometric composition “Kleines Warm“ from 1928, one of his works on paper from the 1920s, which are particularly sought-after on the international auction market. The watercolor with India ink is especially captivating for its defined color fields and its orderly chaos, a characteristic feature that also impacted decorative commercial art in the 1920s. The estimate for the small-size work is at EUR 400,000-600,000.

Alexej von Jawlensky's splendid “Sonnenuntergang“ was also made in 1928. The artist was taken with the light's unusual abundance of colors at sunset, accordingly, he adds an almost magical atmosphere to this landscape with his expressive brush stroke and the choice of strong colors. The 32,4 x 42,5 cm ( 12.2 x 16.7 in) large oil painting on paper will enter the race with an estimate of EUR 300,000-400,000.

With Otto Mueller's tempera and mixed media work “Zwei Mädchen auf der Waldwiese“ the range of offerings includes an idyllic scene of highest quality. The work in landscape format was made around 1910 and will be offered with an estimate price of EUR 200,000-300,000.

Max Pechstein's watercolor “Abschied am Abend“, made in reminiscence of a journey to the South Seas in 1950, could perhaps be obtained for EUR 120,000-150,000. Under the impression of inner and outer devastation as a consequence of World War II, the artist created a very special document of his quest for the heart of human connection in pristine nature; rendering a dream of what has irrecoverably been lost.

Apart from a range of works by Emil Nolde, led by two watercolors of sunflowers (estimates: EUR 80,000-120,000 each), Karl Hofer is also represented with around half a dozen works. His “Mann (Jüngling) mit Hund“ from 1918 delivers remarkable proof of the artist's maturity which he had predominantly attained in the field of portray. The oil painting has been estimated at EUR 120,000-140,000.

Alongside several works by Gabriele Münter, among them the oil painting “Rapallo (Hütte in Bergen)“ from 1905/1906 (estimate: EUR 50,000-70,000), more formidable works of Modern Art from amongst others Walter Leistikov, Edvard Munch, Pablo Picasso, Oskar Schlemmer and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff will be called up.

2) Post War Art

After top hammer prices were realized last December, the appetite for ZERO art is still big. Accordingly, numerous works from the movement around the triad Gerhard Uecker, Heinz Mack and Otto Piene will be offered this spring. The latter had already achieved a new world record in the last auction at Ketterer Kunst with a result of EUR 825,000*** and also occupies second place in the world auction result ranking. In this respect the estimate of EUR 150,000-200,000 for the oil, fire and soot painting “Luther Rose“ from 1962, the best days of ZERO, is almost moderate, especially as it is a very powerful and striking work by the great master.

Next to a small 50 x 60 cm (19.6 x 23.6 in) untitled fire picture by Piene from the same year (estimate: EUR 80,000-120,000), Heinz Mack is represented with the object “Lichtrelief“, made in 1968, which carries an estimate price of EUR 70,000-90,000. His work “Pyramide im Licht (Chromatische Konstellation)“ could perhaps change hands for EUR 35,000-45,000. The work is characterized by an immaterial color conception as part of an image space filled by an intense light and pure colors.

Tony Cragg is the leading figure in the sculpture section and one of the most important representatives of “New British Sculpture“. His work “Outlook“ from 2008 is kept in his characteristic and unmistakable abstract-organic structure and is estimated with a price of EUR 70,000-90,000.

Apart from the work “Study for Homage to the Square: Framed Sky 'C'“ by Josef Albers (estimate: EUR 120.000-150.000) from 1970, other masterpieces come from acclaimed artists such as Christo, Rainer Fetting, Adolf Richard Fleischmann, Günther Fruhtrunk, Rupprecht Geiger, Ernst Wilhelm Nay and, of course, Günther Uecker.

3) Contemporary Art

The department of Contemporary Art took part in the fall auction 2013 with its own catalog for the first time. As it has been subject to an ever increasing interest, it has become firmly established in the range of auctions at Ketterer Kunst.

Next to Nicola de Maria, whose large-size oil painting “Dipinti che avvolgono l'universo“ (estimate: EUR 50,000-70,000) which is guaranteed to make for excitement in the salesroom, the Dresden artist Eberhard Havekost will also enthuse his fans. His oil painting “Gras” from 2002 enters the race with an estimate of EUR 30,000-50,000.

More top lots in this section come from, among others, Tony Oursler (“Blue Transmission“), Markus Schinwald (“Untitled (Legs #33)“) and Aris Kalaizis (“Der Tag der großen Hoffnung“).

*** hammer plus fees

09/10 May - Ketterer Kunst, Holstenwall 5, 20355 Hamburg*
12-14 May - Galerie Schwind, Fahrgasse 8, 60311 Frankfurt*
18/19 May - Galerie elten & elten, Wilfriedstr. 19, 8032 Zurich (Switzerland)*
23/24 May - Ketterer Kunst, Malkastenstr. 11, 40211 Dusseldorf*
27 May-03 June - Ketterer Kunst, Fasanenstr. 70, 10719 Berlin*
05-10 June - Ketterer Kunst, Joseph-Wild-Str. 18, 81829 Munich**
* select works ** all works

Auctions in Munich
09-11 June - Modern Art/ Post War /Contemporary Art

Since it was founded in 1954, Ketterer Kunst has been on the forefront of auction houses dealing in Fine Art and Rare Books, with its headquarters in Munich, and a branch in Hamburg. Representatives' offices in Berlin, Heidelberg, Dusseldorf, Italy and the US have contributed substantially to the company's success. In addition, exhibitions, special thematic and charity auctions as well as monthly online auctions at are regular events at Ketterer Kunst. Robert Ketterer is owner and CEO of Ketterer Kunst.

Press inquiries:

Ketterer Kunst
Joseph-Wild-Str. 18
81829 Munich
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Telefon: +49-(0)89-55244-152
Fax: +49-(0)89-55244-177

Client inquiries:

Ketterer Kunst
Joseph-Wild-Str. 18
81829 Munich
Tel. +49-(0)55244-444
Fax.: +49-(0)55244-177

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