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Hannah Höch

Hände (Hands)

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Estimate:

24,000 - 34,000 GBP

Property from a Private German Collection

Hannah Höch

Hannah Höch

Hände (Hands)

Hände (Hands)

Estimate:

24,000 - 34,000 GBP

Lot sold:

30,240

GBP

Property from a Private German Collection

Hannah Höch

1889 - 1978

Hände (Hands)


signed Höch and dated 1924-27 (lower right); signed Höch, titled, inscribed Die 3 Hände sind zusammengesetzt: 1924. Dazu komponiert die Spirale: 1927 and stamped with the artist's estate stamp on the verso

collage and watercolour on paper laid down on the artist's mount

Image: 27.3 by 24.7cm., 10¾by 9¾in.

Artist's mount: 28.2 by 25.6cm., 11⅛ by 10⅛in.

Framed: 52 by 48cm., 20½ by 18⅞in.

Executed circa 1924-27.


Dr. Ralf Burmeister, Berlinische Galerie of the Landesmuseum für Moderne Kunst, Fotografie und Architektur, Leitung Künstler-Archive und Bibliothek has confirmed the authenticity of this work.

Printed collage elements on cream wove paper, laid down on the artist's mount. The collage elements are secure. There are very minor undulations to the collage elements in places and some studio stains and glue remnants in places, inherent to the artist's working process. There are some diagonal creases to the lower two corners of the artist's mount and some paper remnants to the verso. This work is in overall good condition.


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Sale: Hauswedell & Nolte, Hamburg, 2nd December 2011, lot 57
Kicken Gallery, Berlin
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2012
Düsseldorf, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Dada. Dokumente einer Bewegung, 1958, no. 417, illustrated in the catalogue (as dating circa 1922)
Paris, Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris & Berlin, Nationalgalerie, Hannah Höch - collage, peintures, aquarelles, gouaches, dessin, 1975-76, no. 73, illustrated in the catalogue
According to the artist's inscription on the reverse, the three hands were put together in 1924. It was put composed with the spiral (balustrade) in 1927.