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SKETCHES OF PARIS AND STUDY OF A MAN: A DOUBLE-SIDED DRAWING
Signed Grosz, inscribed 18 and stamped with a red square and green circle (lower right);
with the artist's estate stamp and number 3-94-9 and inscribed L4 Nr 634 ca. 1926 (on the reverse)
India Ink on paper (recto); chalk on paper (verso)
Cold Spring Harbor, NY, Harbor Gallery, George Grosz, 1893-1959: a selection of watercolors and drawings, 1977, no. 51
The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Ralph Jentsch.
Harbor Gallery, Cold Spring Harbor, NY
Acquired from the above by the parents of the present owner
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