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Max Beckmann, ‘The Tall Man’, 1921, Galerie St. Etienne
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Max Beckmann

The Tall Man, 1921

Etching on cream wove paper, worked over in ink.
12 × 8 1/8 in
30.5 × 20.6 cm
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New York
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Galerie St. Etienne
New York
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Unique proof of the first state, hand-printed and extensively worked over by the artist in …

Unique proof of the first state, hand-printed and extensively worked over by the artist in anticipation of additions and alterations to the plate in the second state.

Medium
Print
Signature
Signed and dated, lower right, and inscribed "Luftschaukel (Handprobedruck)," (Air-Swing [hand-pulled proof]), lower left.
Series
Plate 5 from the cycle "The Annual Fair."
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, ‘The Tall Man’, 1921, Galerie St. Etienne
Max Beckmann, ‘The Tall Man’, 1921, Galerie St. Etienne
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Galerie St. Etienne
New York
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Unique proof of the first state, hand-printed and extensively worked over by the artist in …

Unique proof of the first state, hand-printed and extensively worked over by the artist in anticipation of additions and alterations to the plate in the second state.

Medium
Print
Signature
Signed and dated, lower right, and inscribed "Luftschaukel (Handprobedruck)," (Air-Swing [hand-pulled proof]), lower left.
Series
Plate 5 from the cycle "The Annual Fair."
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

The Tall Man, 1921

Etching on cream wove paper, worked over in ink.
12 × 8 1/8 in
30.5 × 20.6 cm
Unique
Contact For Price
Location
New York
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