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    Sale 12195

    Living With Art

    14 - 15 June 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 76

    George Grosz (German, 1893-1959)

    Horror Story (Illustration for Esquire Magazine)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    George Grosz (German, 1893-1959)
    Horror Story (Illustration for Esquire Magazine)
    signed 'Grosz' (lower right); stamped with the George Grosz Estate stamp and number 'George Grosz Nachlass 4-68-3' (on the reverse)
    Reed pen and pen and ink on paper
    18 1/8 x 22 5/8 in. (46 x 57.5 cm.)
    Executed in 1938.


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    Ralph Jentsch has confirmed the authenticity of this work.

    Provenance

    Studio of the artist, Douglaston, New York, 1938.
    George Grosz Estate, 1959.
    Private Collection.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTION, GERMANY


    Literature

    T. C. McClary, "Two Men on a Hatch," Esquire, March 1938, p. 52 (illustrated).


    Exhibited

    Berlin, Moeller Fine Art, George Grosz, Esq. Drawings for Esquire Magazine, 20 April – 26 June, 2010.