OTTO MUELLER (1874-1930)
OTTO MUELLER (1874-1930)
OTTO MUELLER (1874-1930)
OTTO MUELLER (1874-1930)
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This lot has been imported from outside of the UK … Read more PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF DR. JEROME AND MRS. ELIZABETH LEVY
OTTO MUELLER (1874-1930)

Liebespaar (Artistenpaar)

OTTO MUELLER (1874-1930)
Liebespaar (Artistenpaar)
distemper on burlap
47 1/2 x 34 1/2 in. (120.5 x 87.5 cm.)
Painted circa 1911
The artist’s estate.
Josef Mueller-Herbig, Lübeck [the artist’s son], by descent from the above in 1931 and given on consignment to Galerie Günther Franke, Munich, until circa 1969.
Ernesto Blohm, Caracas, circa 1969.
Anonymous sale, Ketterer Kunst, Munich, 1 December 2001, lot 62.
Private collection, South Germany; sale, Ketterer Kunst, Munich, 12 December 2009, lot 123.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
The artist’s handlist.
E. Heckel, Liste des Künstlerischen Nachlasses von Otto Mueller, Berlin, 1931.
W. Nachbaur, Otto Mueller Werklisten, Kirchner Museum, Davos, no. 692 (illustrated).
T. Pirsig-Marshall, 'Die BRÜCKE als Katalysator für Muellers Schaffen', in Jahrbuch der Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen Dresden, vol. 32, Dresden, 2005, p. 136 (illustrated fig. 8).
T. Pirsig-Marshall & M.-A. von Lüttichau, Otto Mueller: Catalogue raisonné, Gemälde, Cologne, 2020, no. G1911/14 (692), p. 108 (illustrated).
Munich, Galerie Günther Franke, Otto Mueller, September 1952, no. 1.
Munich, Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Otto Mueller: Eine Retrospektive, March - June 2003, no. 162, p. 220 (illustrated); this exhibition later travelled to Essen, Museum Folkwang, July - September 2003.
Vienna, Leopold Museum, Deutsche Expressionisten mit Meisterwerken aus der Sammlung Thyssen-Bornemisza, September 2006 - January 2007, p. 114 (illustrated p. 115).
Special notice
This lot has been imported from outside of the UK for sale and placed under the Temporary Admission regime. Import VAT is payable at 5% on the hammer price. VAT at 20% will be added to the buyer’s premium but will not be shown separately on our invoice.
Sale room notice
Please note this work has been requested for the upcoming Otto Mueller exhibition which will take place at the LWL ‒ Museum für Kunst und Kultur in Münster, Germany, from August 2024 – February 2025.

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