Lot 6
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GUSTAV KLIMT | Freundinnen (Girlfriends)

Estimate
50,000 - 70,000 GBP
Sold
143,750 GBP
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Description

  • Gustav Klimt
  • Freundinnen (Girlfriends)
  • stamped with the Estate Stamp Gustav Klimt Nachlass (lower right)
  • pencil on paper

Provenance

Private Collection, Hessen
Sale: Grisebach, Berlin, 27 November 1998, lot 11
Private Collection, Austria (purchased at the above sale)
Thence by descent to the present owner

Exhibited

Vienna, Christian M. Nebehay Galerie, Gustav Klimt, 40 auserwählte Zeichnungen, 1960, no. 72, illustrated in the catalogue
Darmstadt, Mathildenhöhe, 3. Internationale der Zeichnung: Sonderausstellung Gustav Klimt und Henri Matisse, 1970, no. 150, illustrated in colour in the catalogue
Hamburg, Kunsthalle, Experiment Weltuntergang, Wien um 1900, 1981, no. 44, illustrated in the catalogue

Literature

Alice Strobl, Gustav Klimt, Die Zeichnungen 1912-1918, Vienna, 1984, vol. III, no. 2249, illustrated p. 37

Catalogue Note

'Everything was meant to seem as if these acts were the result of the most natural of drives and as if it were simply the intrinsic condition of woman to be centred on her own sexuality, deep in thought and lost in dreams.' (Rainer Metzger, Gustav Klimt, Drawings & Watercolours, London, 2005, p.76)
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