Max Pechstein

Pechstein, Max

Maler und Graphiker (1881-1955). Large and fine executed ink drawing of a naked woman in profile. O. O. 1 S. Folio. Kleinere Randschäden und Montagespuren.
$ 10,251 / 9.500 € (44442)

Weiblicher Akt im Profil, sitzend.

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Pechstein, Max

Maler und Graphiker (1881-1955). 2 autograph letters signed ("HMPechstein" and "Max Pechstein"). Berlin. Zusammen 3 SS. auf 2 Bll. Gr.-4to.
$ 9,172 / 8.500 € (47585/BN32246)

Comprehensive letters to the German artist Irmgard Hasenbach-Tavolato (née Seeling, 1899-1978), on the loss of his work (1948) and an exhibition (1952): "At least life is saved, although everything else is lost. What hurts me most, is the loss of my work, whole periods from 1905 onwards were smashed, a vast number of drawings irretrievably lost [...]" (Berlin, 31. III. 1948). - "Luckily all this fuss is now behind me. It proved very difficult to assemble all the necessary pictures for the exhibition, for most of my work has been lost.

During the three weeks of the exhibition there were more than 6000 visitors, but nothing sold, not a single sheet - the people need their money for the bare necessities of life [...]" (15. III. 1952)..

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Pechstein, Max

Maler und Graphiker (1881-1955). Autograph letter signed. Berlin. 2¾ SS. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-4to.
$ 3,777 / 3.500 € (61072/BN45181)

Comprehensive letter to the German artist Irmgard Hasenbach-Tavolato (née Seeling, 1899-1978), on financial worries: "Now, after my return to Berlin, I have learned of many things which also concern myself and which make it necessary for me to decide how I shall plan my further life so as to take care of myself and my family, for this I can no longer do by working as a painter [...] Is it possible that I exhibit in Italy, and may I sell my works, should someone wish to buy them? My savings would last for a little while, as I would be staying at a cheap fishing village. Here, my very existence consumes everything! and I can see when I will have reached the end [...]".

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