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Wols (Alfred Otto Wolfgang Schulze)
Squelette de hareng (Herring skeleton), 1939

Work On Paper

Watercolor and ink on tinted paper

9.06 x 11.81 in

23.0 x 30.0 cm

Unique Work

The work was authenticated by Dr. Ewald Rathke. Annotated Grety WOLS, titled and dated on the back. Annotated "Photo 556, début de la guerre 1939"Is numbered 122.

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About The Work

German artist Wols is predominantly known for his ties to Tachisme and the Lyrical Abstraction movements. While he never gained much attention during his lifetime, Wols’ evocative, gestural paintings and ink drawings became highly regarded after his death in 1951. Squelette de hareng is a dream-like abstract watercolor and ink line drawing that references man-made structures, abstracted shapes, and nature.

  • Gréty Wols old collection, France Marc Johannes succession, France

    BIBLIOGRAPHY: Galerie Beaubourg, "Wols - Drawings, Watercolors, Paintings 1932- 1951", Paris 1974, listed in the catalog Shigeo Chiba, "The work of Wols, catalog raisonné," Paris, 1974, p.134. EXHIBITIONS: Paris, Galerie Europe, "Wols - Paintings and Gouaches 1932-1942", October-November 1961, No. 19. Rennes, Musée des Beaux Arts, "Wols - Drawings, Watercolors, Paintings 1932-1951", June - July 1974 No. 27A. Paris, Modern Art Museum of the city of Paris, "Art in War" 2012. Guggenheim, Bilbao 2013 Foxing on the top left of the work.

  • The indicated size is the size of the image, which is laminated.
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