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Vilhelm Bjerke-Petersen (Danish, 1909-1957)
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Vilhelm Bjerke-Petersen (Danish, 1909-1957)

Ohne Titel

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Vilhelm Bjerke-Petersen (Danish, 1909-1957)
Ohne Titel
signed with the monogram and dated '31' (lower right)
oil on canvas
49 5/8 x 30¾ in. (126 x 78 cm.)
Painted in 1931
Provenance
Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, London, 18 October 1990, lot 114.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
Exhibited
Altenburg, Lindenau-Museum, Internationale Sprachen der Kunst: Gemälde, Zeichnungen und Skulpturen der Klassischen Moderne aus der Sammlung Hoh, August - October 1998, no. 11 (illustrated p. 43); this exhibition later travelled to Osnabrück, Kulturgeschichtliches Museum Felix-Nussbaum-Haus, Dortmund, Museum am Ostwall and Nuremberg, Germanisches Nationalmuseum.
Hamburg, Ernst Barlach Haus, Stiftung Hermann F. Reemtsma, Kunst ohne Grenzen, Werke der Internationalen Avantgarde von 1910 bis 1940 aus der Sammlung Hoh, January - April 2005, no. 44 (illustrated p. 67).
Silkeborg, Kunstmuseum, Vilhelm Bjerke Petersen, March - June 2006.
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Lot Essay

Executed in 1931, Vilhelm Bjerke-Petersen's Ohne Titel betrays the influence of Paul Klee and Wassily Kandinsky under whom the young artist had studied at the Bauhaus in Dessau where he developed a fascination for the expressive potential of purely abstract forms. Asger Jorn expressed Bjerke-Petersen's tendency to instil his works with subtle points of reference to the real world by stating '“he created abstract art which did not believe in abstraction' (cited in U. Peters, Internationale Sprachen der Kunst: Gemälde, Zeichnungen und Skulpturen der Klassischen Moderne aus der Sammlung Hoh, exh. cat., Nuremberg, 1998).

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