Georg Kolbe

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KOLBE Georg Aufblickende

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Georg Kolbe - ‘kriechende – Aktstudie Iv’’

Georg Kolbe - ‘kriechende – Aktstudie Iv’’

Original 1924
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Lot number: 49
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Detailed description This drypoint study features Georg Kolbe’’’’s favorite subject: the female nude. Known for his sculptures of the subject, Kolbe was encouraged in the 1920s to make drypoints of dancers and nudes in motion. The print here depicts a woman crawling on the ground, her thighs open as her hands are stretched forward. With rich, velvety lines that clearly show the burr of the plate, the image is imbued with a sense of movement and incandescence. Executed circa 1924, this drypoint etching on cream laid paper is signed and numbered twenty from an edition of twenty. The plate measures 5 x 6 7/8 inches. In overall good condition with no evidence of tears or repairs. Georg Kolbe (German, 1877-1947) Widely regarded as the most successful German sculptor of the first half of the twentieth century, Georg Kolbe is known for his idealized nudes, whose poses and gestures are suggestive of modern dance. Kolbe trained as a painter and draughtsman, and was heavily influenced by Aristide Maillol and Auguste Rodin. His 1912 sculpture “Dancer” turned Kolbe into an overnight sensation after it was exhibited at the Berlin Secession. The early 1920s produced a more Expressionist style in his works, with elongated, stylized figures. By the mid-1920s, Kolbe had returned to a more naturalistic approach to the human figure. In addition to sculpture, the artist also made lithographs and drypoints. Many of Kolbe’’’’s sculptures were destroyed during the bombing of Berlin in 1944. His works can be found in collections worldwide, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Moderna Museet, Stockholm, with the largest collection at the Georg Kolbe Museum, Berlin. Georg Kolbe, Drypoint, ‘Kriechende – Aktstudie IV’’, c. 1924 Signed in pencil lower right ‘Georg Kolbe’’’’
Georg Kolbe - Die Sitzende

Georg Kolbe - Die Sitzende

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Lot number: 996
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Georg Kolbe, 1877 Waldheim – 1947 Berlin DIE SITZENDE Höhe: 28,5 cm. Künstlermonogram „GK“ in Ligatur. Sitzender Mädchenakt mit eng aneinandergestellten, von Armen umfassten Knien. Bronzeguss nach dem Modell von 1926. Schöne, mittelbraune Patina an der Unterseite. Laut Vorbesitzerangabe Gießerei „H. Noack“, Berlin Friedenau. Literatur: Carl Georg Heise, Georg Kolbe. Zu seinen neuen Arbeiten, in: Das Kunstblatt, November 1927 (II), S. 392. Georg Kolbe, mit einer Einführung von Richard Scheibe, 100 Lichtdrucktafeln, Marburg 1931, in: Ausstellungskatalog Georg Kolbe, Kestner-Gesellschaft Hannover, Kunsthütte Chemnitz, Kunstverein Leipzig, 1933, Tafel 54, 55. Ludwig Justi, Georg Kolbe, Berlin 1931, Abb. 22. Rudolf G. Binding, Vom Leben der Plastik. Inhalt und Schönheit des Werkes von Georg Kolbe, Berlin 1933/ 1941, S. 40. Ausstellung: Vgl. 1997 Berlin und Bremen (Georg-Kolbe-Museum Berlin/ Gerhard Marcks-Haus Bremen), Kat. Nr. 56, Farbabb. S. 57. (1002191) (11) Georg Kolbe, 1877 Waldheim – 1947 Berlin SEDENTARY WOMAN Height: 28.5 cm. Artist monogram “GK” in ligature. Sedentary nude sculpture of a girl with tightly pulled-up knees, with her arms folded around them. Bronze casting after a design of 1926. With beautiful, medium-brown patina on the base. According to information of the previous owner it was cast at “H. Noack” foundry, Berlin Friedenau.
Georg Kolbe - Kauernde

Georg Kolbe - Kauernde

Original 1917
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Lot number: 216
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Lot 216: Georg Kolbe, Kauernde, 1917 Description: Monogrammed 'GK' (joined) to the reverse of the integral plinth (10 x 10,2 cm), with foundy stamp "H. NOACK BERLIN" to the edge of the plinth. One of 30 known casts. We would like to thank Ursel Berger, Berlin, for additional information. The bronze "Kauernde" was conceived in 1917, cast in an edition of 15 by the Berlin art dealer Ferdinand Möller in 1919 and probably also exhibited along with sculptures by Kolbe, Scheibe and Marcks in Möller's gallery in the same year. Due to the extreme popularity of the bronze, Kolbe decided upon a further edition, of which only 3 examples were cast during his lifetime (1940), with a further 13 being made with his permission following his death. "The 'Kauernde' is characterised by a clear and almost symmetrical composition. The arms and calves are set at right angles to one another, forming a balancing square, but despite this the figure does not appear inorganic or constructed. The tilted back head, closed eyes and relaxed features show the typical mood of Kolbe's works." (Ursel Berger, Georg Kolbe - Leben und Werk, Berlin 1990, p. 239). Kolbe created a pendant to this work six years later, entitled "Sitzende" (Berger 55), however as opposed to the naturalistic charm of the present crouching figure, this later piece displays the stylised, abstract forms typical of his Expressionist phase. Height 23.5 cm With a dark brown, slightly shiny patina. Droit de suite according to conditions of sale Purchased from the artist's family; Private possession, South Germany Height 23.5 cm Georg Kolbe Wilhelm Valentiner, Georg Kolbe. Plastik und Zeichnungen, Munich 1922, p. 46 with illus. plate 23; Ursel Berger, Georg Kolbe - Leben und Werk, mit dem Katalog der Kolbe-Plastiken im Georg-Kolbe-Museum, Berlin 1990, p. 238 f. with illus. Bronze 1917
Georg Kolbe - Aufblickende

Georg Kolbe - Aufblickende

Original 1921
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Lot number: 5
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Georg Kolbe (German, 1877-1947) Aufblickende stamped with the foundry mark 'H.NOACK BERLIN FRIEDENAU' (at the back of the socle) bronze with black patina 106.5cm (41 15/16in) high Conceived circa 1920-1921 in an edition of 7 Footnotes The authenticity of this work has kindly been confirmed by Dr. Ursel Berger former director of the Georg Kolbe Museum. Provenance Private collection, London, 1955. Literature U. Berger, Georg Kolbe, Leben Und Werk, mit dem Katalog der Kolbe-Plastiken im Georg-Kolbe-Museum , Berlin, 1990, pp. 244-245, no. 37 (another cast illustrated p. 244).
Georg Kolbe - „hockende“

Georg Kolbe - „hockende“

Original 1931
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Lot number: 547
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Kolbe, Georg Waldheim, Saxony 1877 – 1947 Berlin „Hockende“ 1931 Bronze mit hellbrauner Patina Höhe: 41 cm 16 1/8 in. Georg Kolbe Waldheim, Saxony 1877 – 1947 Berlin „Hockende“ 1931 Bronze with light brown patina Her buttocks monogrammed (joined): GK. Below this the foundry mark: H.NOACK BERLIN Height: 41 cm 16 1/8 in. Posthumous cast Private collection, Austria
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