13 - 14 December 2007,
Price realised USD 51,400
USD 8,000 - USD 12,000
Erwin Lang (AUSTRIAN, 1886-1962)
The dancer Grete Wiesenthal with her son and sister
oil on canvas
79 x 71¼ in. (200.7 x 181 cm.)
Painted in 1911.
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The artist was a scene designer in Vienna and Berlin. His wife, Grete Wiesenthal, was a modern dancer and choreographer. Other artists who showed their work at the Hagenbund exhibition were Oskar Kokoschka and Egon Schiele.
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Vienna, Hagenbund, 1911.
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