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Georg Kolbe

Germany (1877 -  1947 ) Wikipedia® : Georg Kolbe
KOLBE Georg Capriccio

Van Ham /Nov 26, 2015
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Georg Kolbe - Portraitbüste Max Liebermanns

Georg Kolbe - Portraitbüste Max Liebermanns

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Lot Description Georg Kolbe (1877-1947) Portraitbüste Max Liebermanns with the artist's monogram 'GK' (on top of the base) and stamped with the foundry mark 'H. NOACK, BERLIN FRIEDENAU' (on the side of the base) bronze with dark brown patina Height: 16 1/8 in. (41 cm.) Conceived and cast in 1929; one of three known casts of this year, with two further casts executed in the 1970s Special Notice Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent. Provenance Galerie Flechtheim, Berlin. Private Collection, Germany. Kunstsalon Franke, Cologne, by 1992. Private collection, Berlin-Wansee, by whom acquired from the above. Acquired from the above by the present owner in October 1993. Saleroom Notice Please note: Dr Ursel Berger has confirmed the authenticity of this sculpture. This bronze was cast in 1929, the same year it was conceived by the artist. It is one of three known casts in 1929, with two further casts made in 1978, one of which is in the collection of the Georg-Kolbe-Museum. Additional exhibition history is as follows: Berlin, Galerie Flechtheim, Georg Kolbe, March 1930, no. 17. Berlin, Galerie Flechtheim, 111 Portraits zeitgenössischer Künstler, May - June 1932, no. 53. Cologne, Kunstsalon Franke, Max Liebermann, September - October 1992, no. 1 (illustrated p. 7); this exhibition later travelled to Zurich, Galerie Dr Schenk and Berlin, Wannseevilla des Künstlers, Am Grossen Wannsee. Provenance should be: Galerie Flechtheim, Berlin. Private Collection, Germany. Kunstsalon Franke, Cologne, by 1992. Private collection, Berlin-Wansee, by whom acquired from the above. Acquired from the above by the present owner in October 1993. and not as stated in the printed catalogue. Pre-Lot Text PROPERTY FROM THE KUNSTKREIS COLLECTION, BERLIN Literature H. Ostwald, Das Liebermann-Buch, Berlin, 1930, no. 142 (another cast illustrated p. 287). A. Hentzen, "Georg Kolbe - Berlin", in Deursche Kunst und Dekoration, September 1930, pp. 362-372. U. Berger, Georg Kolbe - Leben und Werk, mit dem Katalog der Kolbe-Plastiken im Georg-Kolbe-Museum, Berlin, 1990, no. 123, p. 318 (another cast illustrated p. 319). Exhibited Berlin, Galerie Flechtheim, Georg Kolbe, March 1930, no. 17. Berlin, Galerie Flechtheim: 111 Portraits zeitgenössischer Künstler: selbstbildnisse; Bildnisse von Malern, Dichtern, Schauspielern, Musikern, Boxern usw., May - June 1932, no. 53. Cologne, Kunstsalon Franke, Max Liebermann, Ölgemëlde, Pastelle, Zeichnungen, September - October 1992, no. 1 (illustrated p. 7); this exhibition later travelled to Zurich, Galerie Dr Schenk and Berlin, Wannseevilla des Künstlers, Am Grossen Wannsee. Berlin, Max Liebermann Haus, Im Streit um die Moderne, Max Liebermann, der Kaiser, die Nationalgalerie, October 2001 - January 2002. Bozen, Waltherhaus, Südtiroler Kulturinstitut, Max Liebermann, Pastell, Zeichnung, Druckgraphik, Aquarell, March - April 2005, no. 2, p. 112 (illustrated p. 9); this exhibition later travelled to Borken, Stadtmuseum, July - October 2005. View Lot Notes >
Georg Kolbe - Kauernde

Georg Kolbe - Kauernde

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Georg Kolbe 1877 Waldheim/Sachsen - 1947 BerlinKauernde. 1917.Bronze with dark brown patina. Berger 31. With monogram in top right on rear of plinth (ligated). Rear plinth margin with foundry mark: H. Noack, Berlin Friedenau. Probably one of 15 copies, distributed since 1919 by Galerie Ferdinand Möller, Berlin. Including the subsequent editions around 30 copies of the bronze are known. 23.5 x 18.5 x 14.3 cm (9.2 x 7.2 x 5.6 in). The addition 'Friedenau' on the foundry mark indicates an earlier date of the cast.Excellent cast with uniform patina.We are grateful to Dr. Ursel Berger, Georg Kolbe Museum, Berlin, for her kind expert advice.PROVENANCE: Private collection South Germany (acquired in 1958 on the art and antiquity fair in the Haus der Kunst, Munich).Private collection North Rhine-Westphalia. LITERATURE: Wilhelm Reinhold Valentiner. Georg Kolbe. Munich 1922, plate 23Georg von Alten. Georg Kolbe, in: Kunst für Alle, April 1922, p. 217Georg Kolbe (note), Richard Scheibe (introduction). Gerog Kolbe 100 Lichtdrucktafeln, Marburg 1931, plate 20Ursel Berger. Georg Kolbe, Das plastische Werk, in: Weltkunst 15.11.1985, p. 3523-3527, Fig. 4. Georg Kolbe, one of the most successful sculptors of his time, first studied painting in Dresden and Munich. The sculpture of Rodin, which he studied closely during a sojourn of half a year in Paris in 1897, and Louis Tuaillon awakened Kolbe's interest in sculpture. When Kolbe moved to Rome in 1898, Tuaillon, the most important Neo-Classicist sculptor played an important role. Kolbe's first portrait sculptures were made under Tuaillon's guidance. After six years during which he also travelled in Italy, France, Belgium and Holland, Kolbe decided to return to Germany and moved to Berlin. He continued collecting new ideas and impressions during frequent trips abroad. In 1913 the sculptor left the 'Berliner Sezession' which he had joined in 1905 to join the 'Freie Sezession'. At the outbreak of the war in 1914 he was sent to East Prussia and Poland as a volunteer.He remained in military service until 1918 when he was sent to the Black Forest as an infantryman. In the same year the Prussian Ministry of Cultural Affairs appointed him professor. Kolbe's early sculptures, simple, harmonious nudes influenced by Rodin, but also by Maillol, seek a harmony between the body and the soul. During the 1930s he turned towards a more heroic monumentality. In 1936 the 'Reichskulturkammer' accepted the 'Deutscher Künstlerbund', of which Kolbe was the chairman, as a member. Towards the end of the war the artist's house and studio were damaged so that he moved to Hiershagen in Silesia until the beginning of 1945. After his return to Berlin he underwent several eye operations, which were unsuccessful, however. In addition to this his cancer reoccurred and Kolbe died on 20 November 1947. Apart from his numerous portraits Kolbe , who was one of the first autonomous sculptors and thus no longer determined by his sponsors, concentrated on nude sculptures which influenced the following generation of sculptors. Called up: December 5, 2015 - ca. 13.26 h +/- 20 min.
Georg Kolbe - Capriccio

Georg Kolbe - Capriccio

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Georg Kolbe (1877-1947) Description: Monogrammed 'GK' on the front of plinth to the left and with the foundry mark "H NOACK BERLIN" to the back edge of the plinth. Condition Report: With golden shimmering, light brown-reddish patina. Notes: Droit de suite according to conditions of sale Provenance: Galerie Klauspeter Westenhoff, Hamburg; Private collection, North Germany Dimensions: Height 23 cm Artist or Maker: Georg Kolbe Literature: Georg Kolbe, Plastik und Zeichnungen, Aufnahmen im Archiv des Kunstgeschichtlichen Seminars Marburg a.d. Lahn 1931, no. 299-300 without illus.; Georg Kolbe, 100 Lichtdrucktafeln. Mit einer Einführung von Richard Scheibe, Marburg 1931, plate 60 a-c; Ursel Berger, Georg Kolbe. Das plastische Werk, in: Weltkunst, 15 Nov. 1985, p. 3523-3527 with illus. 7 Medium: Bronze Date: 1926
Georg Kolbe - Capriccio

Georg Kolbe - Capriccio

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KOLBE, GEORG 1877 Waldheim (Saxony) - 1947 Berlin Capriccio. Game. 1921. Bronze, red brown patinated. 14,5 x 19,5 x 12cm. One of 13 lifetime casts. Enclosed is a written expertise by Dr. Ursel Berger, dated March 1, 2011. Provenance: Collection Richard Graul, Leipzig Private collection Leipzig Private collection Cologne Literature: Justi, Ludwig: Georg Kolbe, Junge Kunst Band 60, Berlin 1931, p. 5 (ill.) Berger, Ursel: Georg Kolbe. Leben und Werk, mit dem Katalog der Kolbe-Plastiken im Georg-Kolbe-Museum, Berlin 1990, p. 252, no. 45.
Georg Kolbe - Bathing Girl

Georg Kolbe - Bathing Girl

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Georg Kolbe * (Waldheim/Sachsen 1877–1947 Berlin) Bathing Girl, conceived in 1926, monogrammed GK on the base, bronze with brown patina, with foundry stamp H. Noack Berlin Friedenau, cast in bronze in a known edition of at least 2, hight 46,5 cm, (PP) The authenticity of the work has been confirmed by Dr. Ursel Berger, former director of the Georg Kolbe Museum, Berlin. Provenance: Buchholz Gallery, New York (1939) (label on the base) Phylis and Erwin Kalla (1925-2005) Collection, USA their estate with Concept Art Gallery, USA Private collection, USA (2013) Exhibited: San Francisco, San Francisco Museum of Art, Modern German Sculpture, 1939 (label on the base) An example of this bronze was probably first shown at the Venice Art Biennale in 1926. Literature: Ursel Berger, Georg Kolbe - Leben und Werk (Life and Work), with the catalog of the Kolbe-sculptures in the Georg-Kolbe-Museum, second edition, Berlin 1990, no. 95, page 297 (ill. of another cast) An example of this work is included in the collection of the Georg Kolbe Museum, Berlin. Georg Kolbe (1877–1947) was the most successful German sculptor of the first half of the twentieth century. His expressive sculptures dating from the nineteen teens and twenties reflect the spirit of the times in the European art metropolis Berlin, conveying a vivid image of the era they were produced in. Their close ties to now iconic examples of modern architecture is particularly enlightening for an understanding of their historical significance. Mies van der Rohe, for example, placed Kolbe’’’’s sculpture ‘Morning,’’’’ a female nude with arms outstretched upwards, in the reflecting pool of his Barcelona Pavilion built on the occasion of the 1929 World Exposition. Georg Kolbe‘s main theme was the autonomous nude figure, with which his generation distanced itself from the commissioned sculpture of the 19th century. [...] Kolbe primarily created female figures, while male figures increasingly appeared only after the late 1920s. His sculptures, which eschew narrative or allegorical content, shed light on the perceptions and ideals regarding the human figure that were contemporary at the time. © Georg Kolbe Museum, Berlin
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