Artworks in Arcadja3
Some works of Helmut KollerExtracted between 3 works in the catalog of Arcadja
Auction: Ketterer -Dec 7, 2016 - MunichLot number: 127
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Helmut Kolle gen. vom Hügel 1899 Berlin - 1931 Chantilly Gardist. Wohl um 1930. Öl auf leinwandkaschierter Holzplatte. Links oben signiert. 72 x 54 cm (28,3 x 21,2 in). Das Bild war im Besitz von Jsrael Ben Neumann, der 1910 sein erstes Buch- und Kunstgeschäft in Berlin (später Galerie Nierendorf) eröffnet. Weitere Galerien in Bremen, Düsseldorf und München (später Kunsthandlung G. Franke) folgen. 1923 siedelt der anerkannte Galerist und Kunstkritiker nach New York über. PROVENIENZ: Sammlung J. B. Neumann (verso mit dem Etikett, hier mit dem handschriftlichen Vermerk 'bought from Willhelm Uhde 1924/25'). Das Faszinierende an den Gemälden von Helmut Kolle ist die Mischung aus handwerklicher Sprödigkeit und einer von Sentiment getragenen Grundhaltung des Ausdrucks. Kolle evoziert eine Welt der stillen Sehnsüchte, die leidvoll durchlebt werden, und visualisiert damit eine eigene Vorstellungswelt, die kaum einer Realität entspricht. Die Figuren seiner Bilder scheinen in ihrer Welt gefangen. Die Farben sind in ihrer verhaltenen Intensität Träger einer unerfüllten Sehnsucht nach Harmonie. Aufrufzeit: 08.12.2016 - ca. 14.34 h +/- 20 Min. Dieses Objekt wird regel- oder differenzbesteuert angeboten. ENGLISH VERSION Helmut Kolle gen. vom Hügel 1899 Berlin - 1931 Chantilly Gardist. Wohl um 1930. Oil on wooden plate laminated with canvas. Signed upper left. 72 x 54 cm (28.3 x 21.2 in). The picture was in possession of Jsrael Ben Neumann, who opened his first book and art shop (later Galerie Nierendorf) in Berlin in 1910. Further galleries in Bremen, Düsseldorf and Munich (later Kunsthandlung G.Franke) followed. In 1923 the acclaimed gallery owner and art critic emigrated to New York. PROVENANCE: Collection J.B. Neumann (verso with label , here with note 'bought from Willhelm Uhde 1924/25)'. Helmut Kolle was born in Berlin on 24 February 1899. He was the second child of the well-known bacteriologist Wilhelm Kolle. After his father had returned from the war, the family moved to Frankfurt am Main, where Kolle had drawing lessons with Erna Pinner. In September 1918 the young Kolle met the art dealer and critic Wilhelm Uhde. The close friendship with Uhde, who had opened a gallery on the Montparnasse as early as in 1904 and is regarded as the discoverer of Picasso, Braque and Rousseau, played a decisive role in the artistic development of Kolle. It was also the friend and patron Uhde, who wrote the first biography of Kolle shortly after his death. Up until today this biography has manifested Kolle\’\’\’\’s reputation as a protagonist of European Modernism who had passed away at a far too early point. As Kolle was not only active as painter, but also as littérateur, he decided around 1920, because of the critical calls regarding his activities in two fields of art, to take on the name Helmut vom Hügel (as a translation of the word 'Kolle', from the Latin colle = Hügel) as a painter. In 1922 Kolle settled in Berlin, where his early works, which had already gained in artistic maturity, were shown in first exhibitions. The Berlin art scene, which was still dominated by Max Liebermann\‘s impressionist works, did not seem to be ready for Kolle\‘s art, which is why the artist, along with Uhde, moved to the art metropolis Paris in 1924. Kolle\‘s works were soon popular with both the press as well as the audience. The mixture of a demure craftsmanship and an expression borne by sentiment is what makes Helmut Kolle's so fascinating. Kolle evokes a world of a quiet longing that is wearily accepted. He visualizes his own world of ideas that has little to do with reality. Figures in his pictures are trapped in their own world. For their restrained intensity, the colors contribute to an air of an unfulfilled longing for harmony. Shortly after French collectors and museums had begun to buy works from the German painter, the artist had to leave the city in 1928, as he was suffering from a lung and heart disease. He moved to his friend Wilhelm Uhde to Chantilly, where he died on 17 November 1931 at the young age of 32. Called up: December 8, 2016 - ca. 14.34 h +/- 20 min. This lot can be purchased subject to differential or regular taxation.
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