Agnes Weinrich - Editions & Works on Paper New York Tuesday, October 24, 2023 | Phillips

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  • “It was not until she came to Provincetown in 1914 that she was influenced by the modern movement.” 
    —Karl Knath, on his sister-in-law Agnes Weinrich 1


    In 1926, Agnes Weinrich joined the likes of Blanche Lazzell and twenty-eight other modernists in a rebellion against the traditionalists who controlled the Provincetown Art Association. The group mounted complaints that judges for the annual exhibitions were hostile to their style and requested that artists more accepting of modernism be added to the year’s jury. Once the Association refused to oblige, the rebel group asked for and was permitted to mount a separate exhibition in the Art Association gallery, one which would be under their sole control. Separate exhibitions juried by the modernists continued to be held annually until 1936, when a compromise between the old guard and the radical modernists was reached, resulting in a single exhibition with each faction having its own jury. As a champion of the modernist cause, Weinrich designed covers for the exhibition catalogs and was an active member of the group as long as it existed, proving her dedication to the modern movement she first embraced during her Provincetown summers.



    Louise R. Noun, Agnes Weinrich, p. 13

Property from a Distinguished Maryland Estate


Seated Woman; and Three Seated Figures

Two white-line woodcuts in colors, on wove paper, with margins.
Seated Woman I. 12 7/8 x 11 5/8 in. (32.7 x 29.5 cm)
Seated Woman S. 16 x 15 in. (40.6 x 38.1 cm)
Three Seated Figures I. 5 3/4 x 5 1/4 in. (14.6 x 13.3 cm)
Three Seated Figures S. 10 1/2 x 9 1/8 in. (26.7 x 23.2 cm)

Both signed in pencil, both framed.

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$2,000 - 4,000 

Sold for $4,445

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 24-26 October 2023