Zhang Xiaogang, from: The Storyteller’s Enchantments, 2008
Zhang Xiaogang, from: The Storyteller’s Enchantments, 2008
Classic Auction No. 725 from Berlin

Tête-à-Tête: Portraits from the 19. to 21. Century

2016-12-27T22:00:00.000Z2016-12-28T00:00:00.000ZBerlin & Onlinehttps://auctionata.com/en-us/s/1120/auction-tete-a-tete-portraits-from-the-19-to-21-century-december-2016Especially in the present ‘selfie era’, portraits have gained a new dimension of significance, which is why we have chosen them as the focus for this auction. Selfies, also known as self-portraits, have long been a favorite means of expression for artists, as our 1974 offset print, ‘Auf dem Flug nach Amerika’, by Joseph Beuys demonstrates. --- Alex Kat’s linocut ’Diana’, in his typical stylized aesthetic stands in contrast to the dreamlike qualities of Mersad’s Berber’s portrait of a girl, which both appropriately round off the selection on offer. Special conditions: 15 % buyer's premium excl. VAT. Tuesday, December 27, 5:00 pm EST
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Especially in the present ‘selfie era’, portraits have gained a new dimension of significance, which is why we have chosen them as the focus for this auction. Selfies, also known as self-portraits, have long been a favorite means of expression for artists, as our 1974 offset print, ‘Auf dem Flug nach Amerika’, by Joseph Beuys demonstrates.
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Alex Kat’s linocut ’Diana’, in his typical stylized aesthetic stands in contrast to the dreamlike qualities of Mersad’s Berber’s portrait of a girl, which both appropriately round off the selection on offer.

Special conditions: 15 % buyer's premium excl. VAT.

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8 | Alex Katz, Diana, Linocut in Colors, 2014
  • Linocut in colors on light cardboard ’Rives de Lin’
  • USA, 2014
  • Alex Katz (b. 1927) - US-American artist; exponent of the US-American Pop art
  • Signed ‘Alex Katz’ and numbered ‘30/70’ in graphite
  • Stamped ‘©2014 Alex Katz’ on the reverse
  • The work is listed in the Print Archive on the artist's website
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11 | Mersad Berber (1940-2012), Dreamlike Portrait, Print-Multiple
  • Print-multiple: lithograph in colors with imprint and leaf gold on wove paper
  • Yugoslavia, 2nd half of the 20th century
  • Mersad Berber (1940-2012) – Bosnian artist’
  • Signed ‘Mersad Berber’
  • Portrait of a women in the style of different art forms, like Spanish Baroque, Byzantine painting, Italian Quattrocento, Art Nouveau and Bosnian ornamentation
  • Dreamlike modified vision of a motif by the Old Masters
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38 | Joseph Beuys, Auf dem Flug nach Amerika, Offset Print, 1974
  • Offset print in red (proof sheet) on cardboard
  • Germany, 1974
  • Joseph Beuys (1921-1986) – German action and object artist and draftsman
  • Signed ‘Joseph Beuys’ in red felt pen
  • With the ‘Hauptstrom’ stamp
  • Published by Edition Staeck, Heidelberg
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53 | Joseph Whiting Stock, Attrib., Boy with Cheetah, USA, 19th C.
  • Oil on canvas
  • USA, 1st half of the 19th century
  • Attributed to Joseph Whiting Stock (1815-1855) – American marine, portrait, landscape and miniature painter
  • Dimensions: 69 x 55.3 cm
  • Frame: 88 x 73.5 cm
  • Provenance: Private collection, South Germany
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