Max Beckmann, ‘Self-Portrait’, 1911, Christie's
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Max Beckmann

Self-Portrait, 1911

Lithograph on stiff Japan paper
22 4/5 × 16 3/10 in
58 × 41.5 cm
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Sgned in pencil in Latin script, not numbered, a fine proof impression aside from the numbered …

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Max Beckmann
German, 1884–1950
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Leading Modernist painter, printmaker, draftsman, and writer Max Beckmann began his career working in the traditional style but came to be linked with Expressionism, as well as the Neue Sachlichkeit's contemporary social criticism. Devoted to figuration, Beckmann repeatedly used the theater, circus, history, mythology, and religion as allegories for human tragedy. Among his many self-portraits is 1938's Self-Portrait With Horn, painted after he fled Nazi Germany. Typical of his work's intense color, emotion, and metaphysical quality, it shows the artist in a vivid orange and black gown with a deeply furrowed brow.

Max Beckmann, ‘Self-Portrait’, 1911, Christie's
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Sgned in pencil in Latin script, not numbered, a fine proof impression aside from the numbered First Edition of twenty, published by E. W. Tieffenbach, Berlin (there was also a Second Edition of forty impressions on laid paper, published by I. B. Neumann, Berlin, circa 1917), the full sheet, with deckle edges at left …

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Max Beckmann
German, 1884–1950
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Leading Modernist painter, printmaker, draftsman, and writer Max Beckmann began his career working in the traditional style but came to be linked with Expressionism, as well as the Neue Sachlichkeit's contemporary social criticism. Devoted to figuration, Beckmann repeatedly used the theater, circus, history, mythology, and religion as allegories for human tragedy. Among his many self-portraits is 1938's Self-Portrait With Horn, painted after he fled Nazi Germany. Typical of his work's intense color, emotion, and metaphysical quality, it shows the artist in a vivid orange and black gown with a deeply furrowed brow.

Max Beckmann

Self-Portrait, 1911

Lithograph on stiff Japan paper
22 4/5 × 16 3/10 in
58 × 41.5 cm
Bidding closed
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