OSKAR KOKOSCHKA (1886-1980)
OSKAR KOKOSCHKA (1886-1980)
OSKAR KOKOSCHKA (1886-1980)
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OSKAR KOKOSCHKA (1886-1980)

Bildnis Nell Walden

Details
OSKAR KOKOSCHKA (1886-1980)
Bildnis Nell Walden
signed with initials 'OK' (lower right)
pen and India ink on paper
15 1⁄4 x 11 1⁄2 in. (39 x 29.3 cm.)
Provenance
Roland, Browse & Delbanco, London.
Denys Sutton, London (acquired from the above); Estate sale, Christie's, New York, 5 May 2005, lot 144.
Jan Krugier, Switzerland (acquired at the above sale); Estate sale, Sotheby's, London, 4 February 2015, lot 241.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
Post lot text
This work will be included in the forthcoming catalogue of works by Oskar Kokoschka being prepared by Dr. Alfred Weidinger.

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Lot Essay

Nell Walden (1887-1975), a Swedish born painter, was the second wife of the art dealer Herwarth Walden, owner of the influential avant-garde Berlin gallery Der Sturm and publisher of its namesake periodical. She was instrumental in promoting the careers of the most important Expressionist artists such as Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Erich Heckel, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Franz Marc, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff as well as Kokoschka.
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