Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Kathe Kollwitz

Sotheby's 2014
 
 
 
Käthe Kollwitz
Estimate 6,0008,000 USD



Käthe Kollwitz
Estimación 8,00010,000 USD
 
 
 
Käthe Kollwitz
Estimation 5,0006,000 USD

Käthe Kollwitz

1867–1945

German-born Käthe Kollwitz used her prints and sculptures to confront social injustice and suffering.
Raised in a politically progressive middle-class family, Kollwitz enjoyed family support for her artistic ambitions. When she became engaged to a medical student in 1889, her father even sent her to study in Munich to persuade her to choose art over marriage. Following graduation, she returned to Berlin to marry her fiancé Karl Kollwitz in 1891.
Though Kollwitz studied both painting and printmaking, she turned exclusively to the print in the early 1890s. Influenced by fellow German artist Max Klinger, she saw the potential of the print for social commentary. Prints could be reproduced inexpensively and in multiples, allowing her to reach more people.
For the next 50 years she produced dramatic, emotion-filled etchings, woodcuts, and lithographs—generally in black and white but sometimes including touches of color. Initially, her husband’s working-class patients proved worthy models and subjects. Beginning in the teens, Kollwitz’s subject matter came to reflect her experience as a witness to both World Wars. She was devastated by the suffering and loss of human life, including the loss of a son in the first war and a grandson in the second.
Although Kollwitz’s wrenching subjects and virtuoso technique soon made her work popular throughout Germany and the Western world, they also generated controversy. In 1933, the Nazi government forced her to resign her position as the first female professor appointed to the Prussian Academy (in 1919); soon thereafter she was forbidden to exhibit her art.
During her final years, Kollwitz produced bronze and stone sculpture embodying the same types of subjects and aesthetic values as her work in two dimensions. Much of her art was destroyed in a Berlin air raid in 1943. Soon thereafter, Kollwitz evacuated to Moritzburg, a town just outside Dresden, where she died two years later.
- See more at: http://nmwa.org/explore/artist-profiles/k%C3%A4-kollwitz#sthash.1dJu5Ix8.dpuf

Käthe Kollwitz

1867–1945

German-born Käthe Kollwitz used her prints and sculptures to confront social injustice and suffering.
Raised in a politically progressive middle-class family, Kollwitz enjoyed family support for her artistic ambitions. When she became engaged to a medical student in 1889, her father even sent her to study in Munich to persuade her to choose art over marriage. Following graduation, she returned to Berlin to marry her fiancé Karl Kollwitz in 1891.
Though Kollwitz studied both painting and printmaking, she turned exclusively to the print in the early 1890s. Influenced by fellow German artist Max Klinger, she saw the potential of the print for social commentary. Prints could be reproduced inexpensively and in multiples, allowing her to reach more people.
For the next 50 years she produced dramatic, emotion-filled etchings, woodcuts, and lithographs—generally in black and white but sometimes including touches of color. Initially, her husband’s working-class patients proved worthy models and subjects. Beginning in the teens, Kollwitz’s subject matter came to reflect her experience as a witness to both World Wars. She was devastated by the suffering and loss of human life, including the loss of a son in the first war and a grandson in the second.
Although Kollwitz’s wrenching subjects and virtuoso technique soon made her work popular throughout Germany and the Western world, they also generated controversy. In 1933, the Nazi government forced her to resign her position as the first female professor appointed to the Prussian Academy (in 1919); soon thereafter she was forbidden to exhibit her art.
During her final years, Kollwitz produced bronze and stone sculpture embodying the same types of subjects and aesthetic values as her work in two dimensions. Much of her art was destroyed in a Berlin air raid in 1943. Soon thereafter, Kollwitz evacuated to Moritzburg, a town just outside Dresden, where she died two years later.
- See more at: http://nmwa.org/explore/artist-profiles/k%C3%A4-kollwitz#sthash.fT9UNoK5.dpuf

Käthe Kollwitz

1867–1945

German-born Käthe Kollwitz used her prints and sculptures to confront social injustice and suffering.
Raised in a politically progressive middle-class family, Kollwitz enjoyed family support for her artistic ambitions. When she became engaged to a medical student in 1889, her father even sent her to study in Munich to persuade her to choose art over marriage. Following graduation, she returned to Berlin to marry her fiancé Karl Kollwitz in 1891.
Though Kollwitz studied both painting and printmaking, she turned exclusively to the print in the early 1890s. Influenced by fellow German artist Max Klinger, she saw the potential of the print for social commentary. Prints could be reproduced inexpensively and in multiples, allowing her to reach more people.
For the next 50 years she produced dramatic, emotion-filled etchings, woodcuts, and lithographs—generally in black and white but sometimes including touches of color. Initially, her husband’s working-class patients proved worthy models and subjects. Beginning in the teens, Kollwitz’s subject matter came to reflect her experience as a witness to both World Wars. She was devastated by the suffering and loss of human life, including the loss of a son in the first war and a grandson in the second.
Although Kollwitz’s wrenching subjects and virtuoso technique soon made her work popular throughout Germany and the Western world, they also generated controversy. In 1933, the Nazi government forced her to resign her position as the first female professor appointed to the Prussian Academy (in 1919); soon thereafter she was forbidden to exhibit her art.
During her final years, Kollwitz produced bronze and stone sculpture embodying the same types of subjects and aesthetic values as her work in two dimensions. Much of her art was destroyed in a Berlin air raid in 1943. Soon thereafter, Kollwitz evacuated to Moritzburg, a town just outside Dresden, where she died two years later.
- See more at: http://nmwa.org/explore/artist-profiles/k%C3%A4-kollwitz#sthash.fT9UNoK5.dpuf
 
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Ernst Ludwig Kirchner at Auction

Sotheby's 2015
 
 
 
 Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
LOT SOLD. 16,250 GBP

Sotheby's 2014





Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
LOT SOLD. 905,000 USD



Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
LOT SOLD. 1,482,500 GBP
 

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Estimate 1,600,0002,000,000 GBP
 
 
Sotheby's 2012
 
 
 
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
LOT SOLD. 926,050 GBP

Sotheby's 2010



Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
LOT SOLD. 2,953,250 GBP
Sotheby's 2009




 
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
LOT SOLD. 5,417,250 GBP
Sotheby's 2008




Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
LOT SOLD. 722,500 Swiss Francs
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Christie's 2013






Pr.£73,250($114,636)





 
 

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Christie's 2006


Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880-1938)
Berliner Strassenszene (recto);
Pr.$38,096,000