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    Sale 7600

    Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sale

    25 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 402

    Werner Drewes (American, 1899-1985)

    Contradiction

    Price Realised  

    Werner Drewes (American, 1899-1985)
    Contradiction
    signed and dated 'Drewes 41' (lower right); signed twice 'DREWES' (on the stretcher)
    oil on canvas
    22 x 32 in. (56 x 81.4 cm.)
    Painted in 1941


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    Provenance

    Nierendorf Gallery, New York.
    Anonymous sale, Galerie Wolfgang Ketterer, Munich, 2 June 1986, lot 284.
    Obelisk Internationaler Kunsthandel, Heidelberg.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE HOH COLLECTION


    Exhibited

    Heidelberg, Obelisk Internationaler Kunsthandel, Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts, 1991 (illustrated pp. 24-25).
    Altenburg, Lindenau-Museum, Internationale Sprachen der Kunst: Gemälde, Zeichnungen und Skulpturen der Klassischen Moderne aus der Sammlung Hoh, August - October 1998, no. 17 (illustrated p. 57); this exhibition later travelled to Osnabrück, Kulturgeschichtliches Museum Felix-Nussbaum-Haus, Dortmund, Museum am Ostwall and Nuremberg, Germanisches Nationalmuseum.