• Impressionist/Modern Evening S auction at Christies

    Sale 7831

    Impressionist/Modern Evening Sale

    2 February 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 47

    Oskar Kokoschka (1886-1980)

    Hamburg, Hafen II

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Oskar Kokoschka (1886-1980)
    Hamburg, Hafen II
    signed with the initials 'OK' (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    35½ x 47 3/8 in. (90.2 x 120.3 cm.)
    Painted in 1961


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    Provenance

    Wilhelm Reinold, Hamburg, and thence by descent.
    A gift from the above to the present owner.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note this work will be included in the forthcoming second volume of works by Oskar Kokoschka being prepared by Johann Winkler and Katharina Erling, under number 442, titled 'Hamburg, Hafen II' and dated 1961.

    Please note the amended literature and exhibition history for this work:
    Literature:
    E. Horstmann, Oskar Kokoschka in Hamburg, Hamburg, 1965, p. 24 (illustrated p. 25).
    Exhibited:
    London, Tate Gallery, Kokoschka, a retrospective exhibition of paintings, drawings, lithographs, stage designs and books, organized by the Arts Council of Great Britain, September - November 1962, no. 156.
    Hamburg, Kunstverein, Oskar Kokoschka, December 1962 - January 1963, no. 74 (illustrated).
    Kassel, Alte Galerie, Museum Fridericianum, Orangerie, Documenta III, June - October 1964, no. 1.
    New York, Knoedler & Co., Views of Hamburg, veranstaltet von der Hamburger Kunsthalle, June - July 1967, no. 13 (illustrated pl. 34).
    Vienna, Belvedere, Österreichische Galerie im Oberen Belvedere, Oskar Kokoschka zum 85. Geburtstag, April - June 1971, no. 88.
    Hamburg, B.A.T.-Haus, Oskar Kokoschka, February - May 1975, no. 16 (illustrated pl. 15); this exhibition later travelled to Hamburg, Kunsthaus.
    Madrid, Fundacion Juan March, Oskar Kokoschka, May - July 1975, no. 16 (illustrated pl. 18).


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE GERMAN COLLECTION