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    Sale 7600

    Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sale

    25 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 463

    Karl Opfermann (German, 1891-1960)

    Elend

    Price Realised  

    Karl Opfermann (German, 1891-1960)
    Elend
    signed 'OPFERMANN' (on top of the base)
    cedar wood
    Height: 37 3/8 in. (95 cm.)
    Executed circa 1918


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    Provenance

    Private collection, Hamburg.
    Anonymous sale, Neumeister, Munich, 31 May 1988, lot 348.
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
    On loan to the Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg, since 1995.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE HOH COLLECTION


    Literature

    K. Lorenz, 'Erste Ausstellung der Hamburgischen Sezession, 1919/1920, Kunsthalle Hamburg', in Die Rote Erde, vol. I, 1919, pp. 230-232.
    K. Lorenz, 'Der Bildhauer Karl Opfermann', in Die Rote Erde, vol. II, Hamburg, 1922, p. 124 & pp. 157-158 (illustrated p. 194ff).


    Exhibited

    Hamburg, Ausstellung der Hamburger Sezession, 1919 - 1920, no. 44.
    Altenburg, Lindenau-Museum, Internationale Sprachen der Kunst: Gemälde, Zeichnungen und Skulpturen der Klassischen Moderne aus der Sammlung Hoh, August - October 1998, no. 69 (illustrated p. 147); this exhibition later travelled to Osnabrück, Kulturgeschichtliches Museum Felix-Nussbaum-Haus, Dortmund, Museum am Ostwall and Nuremberg, Germanisches Nationalmuseum.
    Hamburg, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Entfesselt, Expressionismus in Hamburg um 1920, February - June 2006 (illustrated p. 102).