Erich Heckel, Selbstbildnis, Woodcut in colors, 1965

Item no. 292510-15
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    • Woodcut in colors on Jaon nacre
    • Germany, 1965
    • Erich Heckel (1883-1970) – German painter and graphic artist and one of the protagonists of German Expressionism
    • Signed and dated 'Heckel 65' and numbered 'II/XXXV' in pencil (numbering in the images deviates from the actual numbering of the lot)
    • From the portfolio: Europäische Graphik IV
    • Catalogue raisonné: Dube 453 II B. (of III)
    • Published by Edition Wolfgang Ketterer (with blindstamp)
    • Printed by Matthieu, Zürich
    • Image dimensions: 53 x 38.5 cm; sheet dimensions: 75 x 53 cm
    • Good condition
    • Object is regular taxed. 19% VAT is added to the purchase price for deliveries within the EU.
    • The price for this item contains a resale rights royalty that will be paid out to the collecting society VG Bild Kunst
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  • Additional Information & Condition

    Additional Information & Condition

    The sheet is in good condition with slight creases mainly affecting the corners and margins. There are two tiny pinholes above and below the depiction and there a several spots with foxing. The image measures 53 x 38.5 cm and the dimensions of the sheet are 75 x 53 cm.

    Erich Heckel (1883-1970)
    Erich Heckel was born in 1883 in Döbeln and studied architecture before he dedicated himself to the fine arts. In 1905 Heckel initiated the ‘Brücke’ in Dresden along with Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff and Fritz Bleyl (who quit in 1907) – a group of expressionist artists. Later the group was joined by Max Pechstein, Emil Nolde and Otto Mueller. In 1913, the group dissolved and Erich Heckel presented his first solo exhibition at Gallery Fritz Gurlitt. In 1955 he took part in the first documenta in Kassel. Several major retrospectives were organized on the occasion of his 70th and 80th birthday. Heckel has received numerous awards and honors, such as the Great Cross of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 1953, and the Order Pour le Mérite for Science and the Arts in 1967. (msc)

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