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    Sale 7600

    Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sale

    25 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 429

    Thomas Ring (German, 1892-1983)

    Roter Gong, Rote Stimme

    Price Realised  

    Thomas Ring (German, 1892-1983)
    Roter Gong, Rote Stimme
    signed with the monogram and dated '1920' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    41 x 31¾ in. (104 x 80.6 cm.)
    Painted in 1920


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    There is another important work by Thomas Ring in the collection of the Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, entitled Aggression, 1928.

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    Provenance

    The artist's estate.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner circa 2001.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE HOH COLLECTION


    Literature

    Thomas Ring Stiftung (ed.), Lebenszeugnisse, Festschrift zum 90. Geburtstag von Thomas Ring, Zurich, 1982, pp. 71-72 (illustrated p. 24).
    I. Skiebe, Thomas Ring, ein Maler aus dem Umkreis des "Sturm", Leben, stilkritische Analyse und Werkverzeichnis, Herzberg, 1988, no. G9, p. 394.
    I. Skiebe, 'Thomas Ring, ein Künstler im Berlin der 1920er Jahre', in Weltkunst, no. 4, April 2002, pp. 556-558 (illustrated fig. 2).


    Exhibited

    Berlin, Kartell der Vereinigten Verbände Bildender Künstler Berlins e.V., Grosse Berliner Kunstausstellung 1928, May - July 1928, no. 789 (illustrated in room 29, p. 52).
    Berlin, Nationalgalerie in der Orangerie des Schlosses Charlottenburg, DER STURM, Herwarth Walden und die Europäische Avantgarde, Berlin 1912 - 1932, September - November 1961, no. 160.
    Cologne, Galerie Gmurzynska-Bargera, Deutsche Avantgarde 1915 - 1935 (Konstruktivisten), September - November 1971, no. 132.
    Witten, Märkisches Museum, February - March 1983, no. 149.
    Duisburg, Wilhelm-Lehmbruck-Museum, Thomas Ring, 1892-1983, October - November 1988, no. 1 (illustrated p. 55 and on the cover); this exhibition later travelled to Graz, Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum.
    Bad Wimpfen, Städtische Galerie Pfalzkapelle, September - October 1983, no. 11.
    Paris, Musée de la musique, Le Troisième Reich et la musique, October 2004 - January 2005, no. 3 (illustrated fig. 4 and on inside cover); this exhibition later traveled to Barcelona, Fundació Caixa Catalunya.