Antonio Seguí’s Politically-Charged Prints Come to Paris
The pen and ink drawing is hand signed in pen by the artist "Grosz" at the lower right corner.
This work is recorded with the Grosz estate and stamped verso “George Grosz Nachlass 3.92.7.”
The paper bears the Ingres JCA France watermark along the upper sheet.
Provenance: London, Sotheby's, Impressionist and Modern Art, 23rd October 2002, lot 765.
The authenticity of this work is confirmed by Dr. Ralph Jentsch and will be included in the catalogue raisonné of the works on paper.
Exhibited: Milan, Galleria Arte Centro, George Grosz, 1912–1950, February–March 1999, (illustrated)
Condition: Very good condition. Pinpoint foxing and minor staining at the extreme sheet edges.
Draftsman and painter George Grosz is known for his caustic pen-and-ink caricatures of Weimar Germany. Influenced by Expressionism and Futurism in his early career, he was also strongly affected by his wartime experience and joined Berlin's Dada movement in 1918 as a stance of political commitment; he is also associated with the New Objectivity movement (Neue Sachlichkeit). After leaving Germany prior to Hitler's assumption of power, Grosz turned to romanticized nudes, New York cityscapes, and watercolor landscapes in a departure from his earlier social engagement.
German, 1893-1959, Berlin, Germany, based in Berlin, Germany