George Grosz - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session New York Wednesday, November 14, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    The Artist, Berlin and Long Island
    Richard Feigen Gallery, Chicago (acquired in 1961)
    Richard and Sandra Feigen, New York
    Modern Art Museum of Forth Worth (gift from the above, December 1970)
    Sotheby's, New York, November 6, 2003, lot 229
    Acquired at the above sale by the late owner

  • Exhibited

    Chicago, Richard Feigen Gallery, George Grosz, January 18 - February 25, 1961, no. 33, p. 6 (titled Upheaval, dated 1917)
    Tyler Museum of Art; Wichita Falls Museum and Art Center; El Paso Museum of Art; Amarillo Art Center; Abilene Fine Arts Museum; Midland, Museum of the Southwest, Drawings: An Exhibition of the Collection of the Fort Worth Art Museum, September 9, 1973 – May 7, 1974 (titled Upheaval, dated 1917)
    Longview Museum and Arts Center, 20th Century Drawings, 1974
    Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Selections from the Permanent Collection: A 75th Anniversary Retrospective, 1976
    Amarillo Art Center, Between the Wars, A Brief Survey of Art from 1918 - 1940, 1978
    Cambridge, Kettle's Yard, Modern Times: responding to chaos, January 16 - March 14, 2010, no. 30, p. 107 (illustrated, titled War Drawing, dated 1917)
    New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, World War I and the Visual Arts, July 31, 2017 - January 7, 2018, fig. 41, p. 29 (illustrated, titled War Drawing, dated 1917)

  • Literature

    Natalie Haddad, "The International Modernisms of World War I", Hyperallergic, December 9, 2017, online (illustrated, titled War Drawing, dated 1917)

Property from the Estate of Howard Karshan


Krieg Tumult

signed and dated "Grosz 1917" lower right
pen and ink and reed pen on paper
9 1/8 x 7 3/8 in. (23.2 x 18.7 cm.)
Executed in 1914.

The authenticity and date of this work has been confirmed by Ralph Jentsch.

$15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for $17,500

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session

New York Auction 14 November 2018