FRANZ RADZIWILL | GESPRÄCH ÜBER EINEN PARAGRAPHEN (CONVERSATION ABOUT A PARAGRAPH)
Magic Realism and Beyond: Property from a Distinguished Private Collection
1895 - 1983
GESPRÄCH ÜBER EINEN PARAGRAPHEN (CONVERSATION ABOUT A PARAGRAPH)
signed Fr. Radziwill and dated 29 (lower right)
oil on canvas laid down on board
79.3 by 100.5cm., 31⅛ by 39½in.
Framed: 99 by 120cm., 39 by 47¼in.
Painted in 1929 with additions by the artist in 1960.
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The canvas is laid down on panel. There are multiple areas of pigment added by the artist at a later date when the painting was reworked in 1960, parts of which also fluoresce upon inspection under UV light. There are a few areas of retouching in places to the edges. There are some fine lines of craquelure throughout. There are some areas of paint shrinkage in the upper right quadrant. There is some light surface dirt, and studio matter. The work is in overall good condition.
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Galleria del Levante, Milan/Munich
Private Collection, Modena
Sale: Ketterer Kunst GmbH & Co., Munich, 19th June 2009, lot 245
Sale: Ketterer Kunst GmbH & Co., Munich, 4th June 2011, lot 62
Purchased at the above sale by the present owner
'Radziwill' in Ulenspiegel, issue 4, January 1947, no. 102, illustrated p. 7
Emilio Bertonati, Il Realismo in Germania. Nuova oggettivitá – realismo magico, Milan, 1969, pl. XLV, illustrated in colour
Gerd Presler, ‘Ein famoser Kerl’, in art, Hamburg, issue 1, 1980, p. 110
Andrea Firmenich & Rainer W. Schulze, Franz Radziwill, Monographie und Werkverzeichnis, Cologne, 1995, no. 308, illustrated p. 357
Darmstadt, Städtische Ausstellungsgebäude, Der schöne Mensch in der neuen Kunst, 1929, no. 120
Wilhelmshaven, Kaiser Friedrich Kunsthalle, Franz Radziwill, 1936, n.n.
Hamburg, Kaufhaus Alsterhaus, Franz Radziwill, 1946-47, n.n.
Cologne, Galerie Baukunst, Franz Radziwill, 1968, no. 32
Rome, Galleria Il Fante di Spade & Modena, Galleria La Mutina, Franz Radziwill, 1969, no. 12, illustrated in the catalogue
Milan, Galleria Eunomia, Franz Radziwill, 1971, no. 12
Parma, Nuova Galleria del Teatro, Franz Radziwill, 1971, n.n.
Berlin, Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst & Staatliche Kunsthalle, Berlin, Franz Radziwill, 1981-82, no. 51 (titled Freundinnen)
Milan, Palazzo Sociale, Nuova Oggettività. Germania e Italia, 1995
London, Tate Modern, Magic Realism: Art in Weimar Germany, 2018-19, n.n., illustrated in colour in the catalogue