Max Beckmann, ‘ The Acrobat | Die Seiltänzer’, 1921, Gilden's Art Gallery

MAX BECKMANN 1884-1950
Leipzig 1884-1950 New York (German)

Title: The Acrobat, from: The Annual Fair | Die Seiltänzer, from: Der Jahrmarkt, 1921

Technique: Original Hand Signed Drypoint on Wove Paper

Paper size: 52.7 x 38.3 cm. / 20.7 x 15.1 in.
Plate size: 26 x 26 cm. / 10.2 x 10.2 in.

Additional Information: This original drypoint is hand signed in pencil by the artist "Beckmann" at the lower right margin on the platemark.
From the edition of 125 impressions on wove paper, there were a further 75 on Japan paper.
It is plate eighth composition of ten from the series “Der Jahrmarkt” (The Fair).
It was printed by Franz Hanfstaengel, Munich, and Otto von Holten, Berlin and it was published by Verlag der Marées Gesellschaft, R.Piper & Co., Munich in 1922
It bears the dry-stamp of the publisher in the lower right margin.

Literature: Hofmaier, J. (1990). Max Beckmann: Catalogue Raisonné of his Prints. Bern: Kornfeld.
Reference: Hofmaier 198 B.a

Condition: Excellent condition. Two very soft horizontal folds along the upper and lower margins.

About Max Beckmann

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.

German, 1884-1950, Leipzig, Germany