1889 - 1955
signed Baumeister, dated 1955, titled ARU 12 and inscribed on the reverse
oil with synthetic resin on masonite
49.5 by 31.5 cm., 19½ by 12½ in.
Executed in 1955.
Please note the colours in the online catalogue illustration may vary depending on screen settings.
This work is in good condition. Executed on masonite. There are abrasions to the board along all edges, most notably on the lower and upper extreme edges. There are overpainted nails along the edges with associated fine hairline craquelure. There is fine hairline craquelure in places throughout the white pigment with associated specs of paint losses. There is a discoloured stain in the lower right edge (approx. 0.5cm in length). Examination under ultraviolet light reveals scattered spots of retouching throughout the white pigment.
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Estate of the artist
Charles Henry Kleemann, New York
Galerie Schurr, Stuttgart
Manfred Wandel, Reutlingen (Stiftung für konkrete Kunst)
Thence by descent to the present owner
Will Grohmann, Willi Baumeister, Leben und Werk, Cologne, 1963, no. 1564, illustrated
Peter Beye & Felicitas Baumeister, Willi Baumeister, Werkkatalog der Gemälde, Ostfildern, 2002, vol. II, no. 2020, illustrated p. 802
Reutlingen, Stiftung für konkrete Kunst, Willi Baumeister - Das Unbekannte in der Kunst, 1988/89, illustrated in colour in the catalogue
Reutlingen, Stiftung für konkrete Kunst, Die konkrete Zeit - Gegenstände eines Jahrhunderts, 1996