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Max Pechstein

Zwiesprache, 1918

Xilograph
24 × 18 9/10 in
61 × 48 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
€4,900
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Xylograph on beige heavy paper. Signed in pencil by the artist on the lower right margin, Edition …

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Xylograph on beige heavy paper. Signed in pencil by the artist on the lower right margin, Edition of 75 prints, published in Berlin by Fritz Gurlitt in 1920 for the suite “H.M.Pechstein Holzschnitte 1919”. Single state. Excellent impression with very dense ink. Wide margins and excellent overall conditions of sheet.

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Signed in pencil by the artist on the lower right margin.
Max Pechstein
German, 1881–1955
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A key Expressionist painter of the early 20th century, Max Pechstein produced decorative and colorful paintings that borrowed from Vincent Van Gogh, Henri Matisse, and the Fauves. As a member of Die Brücke, a group of German Expressionists who took a primitivist approach to painting, Pechstein worked closely with Erich Heckel and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. He travelled to Palau in the South Pacific in 1914, after which his paintings increasingly displayed elements of Primitivism, such as thick black lines and angular figures. Pechstein was also a prolific printmaker, making over 900 prints over the course of his career. Instrumental in founding the Novembergruppe in 1918, a left-wing artists’ group demanding artist involvement in creating social policies, Pechstein was later denounced by the Nazis and hundreds of his paintings were removed from German museums.

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Xylograph on beige heavy paper. Signed in pencil by the artist on the lower right margin, Edition …

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Xylograph on beige heavy paper. Signed in pencil by the artist on the lower right margin, Edition of 75 prints, published in Berlin by Fritz Gurlitt in 1920 for the suite “H.M.Pechstein Holzschnitte 1919”. Single state. Excellent impression with very dense ink. Wide margins and excellent overall conditions of sheet.

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Signature
Signed in pencil by the artist on the lower right margin.
Max Pechstein
German, 1881–1955
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A key Expressionist painter of the early 20th century, Max Pechstein produced decorative and colorful paintings that borrowed from Vincent Van Gogh, Henri Matisse, and the Fauves. As a member of Die Brücke, a group of German Expressionists who took a primitivist approach to painting, Pechstein worked closely with Erich Heckel and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. He travelled to Palau in the South Pacific in 1914, after which his paintings increasingly displayed elements of Primitivism, such as thick black lines and angular figures. Pechstein was also a prolific printmaker, making over 900 prints over the course of his career. Instrumental in founding the Novembergruppe in 1918, a left-wing artists’ group demanding artist involvement in creating social policies, Pechstein was later denounced by the Nazis and hundreds of his paintings were removed from German museums.

Max Pechstein

Zwiesprache, 1918

Xilograph
24 × 18 9/10 in
61 × 48 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
€4,900
location
Only Exhibition
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