VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, (2016)

Julius Bissier, 3 Mai 62 R, Watercolor, 1962

Item no. 217817-59
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    • Watercolor and India ink on laid paper
    • Julius Bissier (1893-1965) – German painter
    • Signed 'Julius Bissier', dated and titled '3 Mai 62 R'
    • Sheet dimensions: c. 17 x 24 cm
    • Frame: 41.5 x 48.7 cm
    • Provenance: Lefebre Gallery, New York; Collection Renata and Sidney Shapiro, New York, acquired there in 1965 by the former owner
    • The abstract color composition based on watercolor and ink is typical for the work of the artist, whose oeuvre is characterized essentially by facing up with East Asian calligraphy
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  • Additional Information & Condition

    Additional Information & Condition

    The sheet is in good condition, discolored consistent with age and with slight rippling. There are tiny pinholes affecting the edges and lower left is a mark. It is mounted to a mat at the upper edges. The frame shows usual signs of age and wear.

    Julius Heinrich Bissier
    Julius Heinrich Bissier was born in Freiburg. He began to study at the Art Academy in Karlsruhe in 1914 but had to drop it a few months later due to induction to military service. Bissier’s early painting in the style of New Objectivity changed by his friendship with the sinologist Ernst Grosse, who introduced him to East Asian art. His work became increasingly abstract, composed of meditative character-like shapes. From 1945 on a brush painting with scriptlike ornamental structure originated that is reminiscent of East Asian brush and ink drawings. Works by Julius Heinrich Bissier can be found in the collections of German museums, such as the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, the Hagenauer Museum or the Museum of Contemporary Art in Freiburg. (msc)

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