Volker Böhringer (1912-1961)
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Volker Böhringer (1912-1961)

Mackie and Friedericke

Volker Böhringer (1912-1961)
Mackie and Friedericke
signed with monogram and dated '1941' (upper left)
mixed media on board
49 3/8 x 33 in. (125.5 x 83.7 cm.)
Executed in 1941
The artist's estate.
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1976.
Stuttgart, Württembergischer Kunstverein, 1964, no. 32.
Esslingen, Esslinger Kunstverein, Volker Böhringer, December 1975 - January 1976.
Basel, Art Fair, Art 7 '76 - Volker Böhringer, 45 Gemälde, Aquarelle, Gouachen und Zeichnungen, June 1976.
Berlin, Galerie Poll, Volker Böhringer: Bilder und Zeichnungen 1934-1949, Otto Dix: Zeichnungen 1929-1939, August - September, 1977.
Esslingen, Galerie der Stadt Esslingen am Neckar, Villa Merkel, Volker Böhringer, June - September 1987.
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Lot Essay

Volker Böhringer was an important figure in the Neue Sachlichkeit movement, dealing with socially critical themes in the same manner as his contemporaries George Grosz and Otto Dix. As a youth, he was a member of the Swingjugend, a group admiring the Anglo-American way of life, defining themselves in swing and jazz music and opposing the National-Socialist ideology. Böhringer refused to join The League of German Painters (VBKD) and was thus banned from exhibiting his work. Despite his secluded life, he gained critical recognition and his work was shown in major public exhibitions of German modern art at the Kunstmuseum Basel in 1937 and in Zurich in 1949. His first solo exhibition took place in Esslingen in 1960, the same year he exhibited with Otto Dix at Kunstverein Heilbronn.

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