Max Beckmann - Editions & Works on Paper New York Tuesday, April 20, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Hill-Stone Gallery, New York, 2012

  • Literature

    James Hofmaier 85

  • Catalogue Essay

    This print originates probably between February and mid-June of 1915 when, as a volunteer assistant to the medical corps of the German army, the artist served in Belgium. For most of this time - from after about late March - his post was Verwicz, Belgium, where he was commissioned to paint a mural in a soldiers' bathhouse (Göpel 186), destroyed during the First World War. It is known that during this Belgian stay he was able to visit Brussels, Ghent, Lille and Ostende. The edition was probably printed in Brussels.

Property of a Distinguished Private Collector


Bordell in Gent (Brothel in Ghent) (H. 85)

Drypoint, on laid Van Gelder Zonen paper, with margins.
I. 5 5/8 x 7 3/4 in. (14.3 x 19.7 cm)
S. 10 1/8 x 16 1/4 in. (25.7 x 41.3 cm)

Signed, dated and numbered 3/20 in pencil (there were also three trial proofs), published by Paul Cassirer, Berlin, 1918, framed.

$4,000 - 6,000 

Sold for $3,780

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 20 - 22 April 2021