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GEORGE GROSZ | BRICKDUST ROW

Estimate:

40,000 - 60,000 USD

Property of a Private Collection, California

GEORGE GROSZ | BRICKDUST ROW

GEORGE GROSZ | BRICKDUST ROW

Estimate:

40,000 - 60,000 USD

Lot sold:

100,000

USD

Property of a Private Collection, California

GEORGE GROSZ

(1893 - 1959)

BRICKDUST ROW


Signed Grosz (lower left)

Gouache and watercolor on paper

26¼ by 19 in. (66.8 by 48.2 cm)

Framed: 35¼ by 27½ in. (89 by 70 cm)

Executed in 1935.


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

The work is executed on cream wove paper. The sheet is t-hinged to a mount in two places along the upper edge of its verso. The edges are deckled. The sheet is slightly time-struck overall. There is a matte stain running along the perimeter of the sheet. There are also scattered pinholes along all four edges. In all four corners there are remnants of a previous adhesive. There is slight undulation to the sheet, inherent to the application of the medium. There are a few scattered studio stains along the perimeter, outside of the main composition, as well as a few minor studio stains in the lower half of the work. There is one very minor loss to the medium in the dark blue area toward the upper right corner. On the verso there are remnants of old adhesive running along the perimeter of the sheet. The work is in good condition.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.

Estate of the artist

Private Collection, New York (acquired circa 1960)

Thence by descent

O. Henry, The Voice of the City and Other Stories, New York, 1935, illustrated pp. 38-39

Alexander Dückers, Georges Grosz, Das druckgraphische Werk, San Francisco, 1996, n.n.