1893 - 1959
LICHT AUS, MESSER RAUS! (LIGHT OUT, KNIFE OUT!)
Signed Grosz and dated 20 (lower left); signed Grosz, titled and inscribed aquarelle (on the verso)
Watercolor and pen and ink on paper
16 1/2 by 11 3/4 in.
41.9 by 28.5 cm
Executed in 1920.
The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Ralph Jentsch.
Galerie Nierendorf, Berlin (acquired circa 1952-53)
Sale: Stuttgarter Kunstkabinett, Stuttgart, May 3, 1962, lot 130
Salander-O'Reilly Galleries, New York
Private Collection (and sold: Sotheby’s, London, November 29, 1989, lot 444)
William Louis-Dreyfus, Mt. Kisco, New York (acquired at the above sale)
Acquired by the Louis-Dreyfus Family Collections by inheritance from the above in 2016
New York, New York Studio School, George Grosz: Works on Paper, 1913-1925, 2013, n.n., illustrated in the catalogue
Hans Hess, George Grosz, London, 1974, no. 74, illustrated p. 91