Description

    RUDOLF BAUER (German, 1889-1953)
    Untitled, circa 1926
    Pastel on paper
    Estate stamped lower right
    21-1/4 x 17 inches (54.0 x 43.2 cm)

    PROVENANCE:
    Mark Borghi Fine Art, New York.

    Bauer was associated with artists of the Galerie Der Strum by the 1910s, most notably Kandinsky, who would have a profound effect on Bauer's work. In the 1920s, Bauer's style moved from a lyrical abstraction to a geometric style that would define the remainder of his career. He exhibited with the Société Anonyme in Paris, an influential group of avant-garde artists concerned with abstraction and non-objective painting. He was arrested by the Nazis in 1937 as a degenerate artist. A major portion of his work was tied up in a deal involving Solomon R.Guggenheim and Hila Rebay, and until somewhat recently was unseen.


    Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000.

    Condition Report*:

    Handling creases throughout.  A small discoloration along the lower center edge.  Not examined outside frame.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2008
    11th Thursday
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