OTTO DIX | SCENE I – MORD (SCENE I - MURDER)
Magic Realism and Beyond: Property from a Distinguished Private Collection
1891 - 1969
SCENE I – MORD (SCENE I - MURDER)
signed, dated and numbered Dix 22/153 (upper left)
watercolour, brush and ink and pencil on paper
48.5 by 36.5cm., 19⅛ by 14⅜in.
Framed: 69 by 57cm., 27 by 22½in.
Executed in 1922.
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Executed on cream wove paper, not laid down and secured to the mount with adhesive tabs at intervals around the edges and corners. All four edges of the sheet are perforated and appear to have been torn from a sketchbook of some sort. There are some small nicks to the edges. The sheet undulates slightly in keeping with the artist's materials. There is some creasing at each corner. There is some time staining to the sheet. The work is in overall good condition.
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Galerie Klihm, Munich (acquired from the Estate of the artist in 1973)
Marlborough Fine Art Ltd., London
Sale: Christie's, New York, 12th May 1988, lot 142
The Marvin & Janet Fishman Collection, USA
Sale: Karl & Faber, Munich, 3rd November 2010, lot 30
Purchased at the above sale by the present owner
Brigid S. Barton, Otto Dix and Die Neue Sachlichkeit 1918-1925, Michigan, 1981, no. VB. 8, p. 141
Suse Pfäffle, Otto Dix, Werkverzeichnis der Aquarelle und Gouachen, Stuttgart, 1991, no. A 1922/9*, illustrated p. 150
Berlin, Galerie Nierendorf, Otto Dix, Bilder, Aquarelle, Zeichnungen, Das Graphische Gesamtwerk 1913-1960, 1961, no. 19, illustrated in the catalogue
Berlin, Kongresshalle, Otto Dix, Ölgemälde 1913-1963, Aquarelle, Das graphische Werk, 1963, no. 103
Milan, Galleria del Levante, Otto Dix, personale retrospettiva, 1964, no. 19
Munich, Galerie Klihm, Otto Dix, Aquarelle, Zeichnungen, Radierungen 1920-1927, 1970, no. 4, illustrated in the catalogue
Paris, Goethe-lnstitut, Otto Dix, Aquarelles, Dessins, 1970, no. 9
Essen, Museum Folkwang; Frankfurt-am-Main, Frankfurter Kunstverein & Bielefeld, Kunsthalle, Otto Dix: Der Krieg (Aquarelle und Zeichnungen), 1971-1972, no. 74, illustrated in the catalogue
Rome, Galleria Giulia & Goethe-lnstitut, Biblioteca Germanica, Otto Dix, acquarelli, disegni, incisioni, 1972, no. 74
Vienna, Galerie Herzog im Pferdestall, Otto Dix, 1974, no. 71
Milwaukee, Art Museum; Berlin, Berlinische Galerie, Museum fur Moderne Kunst, Photographie und Architektur; Frankfurt-am-Main, Schirn Kunsthalle; Emden, Kunsthalle, Stiftung Henri Nannen; New York, The Jewish Museum; Omaha, Nebraska, Joslyn Art Museum & Atlanta, The High Museum, The Marvin and Janet Fishman Collection: Art in Germany 1909-1936, From Expressionism to Resistance, 1990-92, no. 27
The Hague, Museum Paleis Lange Voorhout; Stockholm, Liljevalchs Konsthall; Helsinki, Helsing in Taidehalli & Brussels, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Art et Résistance, Les peintres allemandes de /'entre-deux-guerres - La Collection Marvin et Janet Fishman, 1995-96. no. 26
London, Tate Modern, Magic Realism: Art in Weimar Germany, 2018-19, n.n., illustrated in colour in the catalogue