Erich Heckel - Evening & Day Editions New York Friday, October 25, 2019 | Phillips

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    Erich Heckel, 'Zwei Frauen', Lot 11

    Editions & Works On Paper, 25 October

  • Provenance

    Private Collection, Minneapolis

  • Literature

    Annemarie and Wolf-Dieter Dube H182

  • Catalogue Essay

    In 19th-century carvings by the African Mbole tribe, solutions for dramatically outlining the facial features seem almost readymade for Heckel’s tightly contoured drawing style. The heart-shaped face, slit eyes, hourglass nose and grossly exaggerated navel are borrowed from the Mbole type: the V-like rendering of the breasts, the union of hand with thigh… Philip Larson Brücke Primitivism: The Early Figurative Woodcuts, Print Collector’s Newsletter, vol. 6, no. 3, July-August 1975, pp. 63-64.


Zwei Frauen (Two Women)

Woodcut, on laid paper, with full margins.
I. 11 x 14 3/8 in. (27.9 x 36.5 cm)
S. 16 1/4 x 21 3/8 in. (41.3 x 54.3 cm)

Signed and dated in pencil, the first state (of two), before the rework on the breasts of the left woman, a rich impression of this rare state, framed.

$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $25,000

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Evening & Day Editions

New York Auction 25 October 2019