Lot 393
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GEORGE GROSZ | Licht aus, Messer raus! (Light Out, Knife Out!)

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  • George Grosz
  • Licht aus, Messer raus! (Light Out, Knife Out!)
  • Signed Grosz and dated 20 (lower left); signed Grosz, titled and inscribed aquarelle (on the verso)
  • Watercolor and pen and ink on paper
  • 16 1/2 by 11 3/4 in.
  • 41.9 by 28.5 cm
  • Executed in 1920.


Galerie Nierendorf, Berlin (acquired circa 1952-53)
Sale: Stuttgarter Kunstkabinett, Stuttgart, May 3, 1962, lot 130
Salander-O'Reilly Galleries, New York
Private Collection (and sold: Sotheby’s, London, November 29, 1989, lot 444)
William Louis-Dreyfus, Mt. Kisco, New York (acquired at the above sale)
Acquired by the Louis-Dreyfus Family Collections by inheritance from the above in 2016


New York, New York Studio School, George Grosz: Works on Paper, 1913-1925, 2013, n.n., illustrated in the catalogue


Hans Hess, George Grosz, London, 1974, no. 74, illustrated p. 91

Catalogue Note

The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Ralph Jentsch.