Lot 393

Max Pechstein (1881-1955): Dialogue

Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000
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Woodcut in colors on cream Bütten, 1920, signed and dated in pencil, from the edition of 120.

15 3/4 x 12 1/2 in. (image), 27 1/4 x 23 1/2 in. (frame). 

Note: Max Pechstein was a leading member of the German Expressionist group known as Die Brucke (The Bridge). Pechstein's interest in non-Western art, like that of other Die Brucke artists, led him to travel in the Pacific where he painted nudes and landscapes in a deliberately primitive manner, as here. His use of bold color and expressive form was central to the development of Expressionism. In the early 1930s, the Nazis called his work "degenerate", forcing Pechstein to resign from his teaching position at the Berlin Academy and banning him from working or exhibiting in Germany. After the war, Pechstein resumed both painting and printmaking, but it is his early work from the 1920s that receives the most critical attention. 

Literature: Kruger H228; Fechter W162.



With margins. Apparently in very good condition. Not examined out of frame.

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