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Lyonel Feininger
1871 - 1956
HÄSTENDE LEUTE (HURRIED PEOPLE)
Signed Feininger and dated Paris 07 (lower left); titled (lower center); stamped with the estate stamp (on the verso)
Watercolor, crayon and pen and ink on paper
10 7/8  by 8 1/2 in.
27.6 by 21.6 cm
Executed in Paris in 1907. 
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Achim Moeller has kindly confirmed the authenticity of the work which is to be included in the archives of watercolors and drawings. 

Provenance

Serge Sabarsky Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above on February 2, 1977

Catalogue Note

This early work is likely related to a drawing Feininger executed for the Parisian magazine Le Témoin. Another of these drawings, The White Man, inspired an oil Feininger completed the following year that would propel his entry into the world of avant-garde painting. With this new medium, he was able to take greater compositional risks, creating striking tonal contrasts and using daring color combinations in a similar manner to the Fauves. But Feininger would never completely abandon his allegiance to draftsmanship and increasingly emphasized its importance in his oil compositions over the following years.


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