Max Beckmann (1884-1950)
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Max Beckmann (1884-1950)

Entkleidetes Café

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Max Beckmann (1884-1950)
Entkleidetes Café
signed 'Beckmann' (lower right); inscribed and dated by Quappi Beckmann '"das entkleidete café" 12. Mai 1944' (on the reverse)
pen and India ink on paper
10 5/8 x 14 ½ in. (27.2 x 36.8 cm.)
Executed in Amsterdam on 12 May 1944
Provenance
Achim Moeller, London.
Catherine Viviano Gallery, New York.
Stanley J. Seeger Jr., London, by whom acquired from the above, on 2 April 1956; his sale, Sotheby's, New York, 9 May 2001, lot 90.
Private collection, Europe, by whom acquired at the above sale; sale, Christie's, London, 6 February 2003, lot 464.
Acquired at the above sale.
Literature
M.Q. Beckmann & E. Göpel, eds., Max Beckmann: Tagebücher 1940-1950, Munich, 1979, p. 89.
Exhibited
Princeton, Princeton University Art Museum, The Stanley J. Seeger Jr. Collection, June 1961, no. 27, n.p. (illustrated n.p.).
Bielefeld, Kunsthalle, Max Beckmann: Aquarelle und Zeichnungen, 1903 bis 1950, October - December 1977, no. 164, p. 63 (illustrated n.p.); this exhibition later travelled to Tubingen, Kunsthalle, January - February 1978; and Frankfurt, Städtische Galerie im Städelschen Kunstinstitut, March - May 1978.
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Lot Essay

This work will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the artist's drawings.
This work is mentioned by the artist in his diary: "'Entkleidetes Café' gezeichnet... Sehr heiß. Abenspaziergang mit Q. zur Amstel...'.['Drew "Entkleidetes Café"... Very hot. Evening walk to the Amstel with Q...']" (quoted in E. Göpel (ed.), Op. cit., p. 89.).

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