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Our family is proud to be administrators of the Ernst Ludwig Kirchner Estate since the mid-1950ies. Therefore we have the honour and the privilege to contribute to most international museum shows to the theme of “Brücke”, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and Expressionism in one way or the other. But we also act intensely and with the same dedication with a strong selection of abstract and contemporary artists.

 

The Gallery and Art Advisory Henze & Ketterer & Triebold always shows a good selection of strong works by the artists it represents on Artnet, Artsy, Printed Editions, the IFPDA’s site and on its website (www.henze-ketterer.ch), but we are also active on Instagram.

Furthermore we participate physically (before the Corona Virus Pandemic and hopefully also after its impatiently expected end) in important international art fairs like Tefaf Maastricht, Masterpiece London, Art Cologne and others. In the gallery we show regularly monographic or thematic shows by important modern, post-war or contemporary artists.

 

The Gallery and Art Advisory Henze & Ketterer & Triebold is most happy to support and advise passionate young collectors and naturally also already experienced collectors in all questions that might arise in building and curating a collection of modern and/or contemporary art. Don’t hesitate to ask any questions you might have, we will do our best to find the answer you are looking for as we are long-standing and passionate collectors ourselves.

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Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Drei Akte im Walde (Three Nudes in the Forest), 1933.

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The topic of our booth is "In the Forest". The forest as a subject in art has a long tradition and a wide thematic range. The forest takes on an almost Arcadian concept of nature in the works of the artists' group "Brücke". In these works, the forest sometimes serves as a place of retreat to realise the ideal of a harmonious unity of art and life. It is up to the viewer to find his or her way between the extremes. Walking through the past and present worlds of forest imagery, you may discover an image of nature that makes you feel like going for a walk out in the green.

One of the highlights of the booth is the etching “Parksee” (Lake in the Park) by Erich Heckel. It shows the park of Dilborn on the Lower Rhine, where Heckel worked together with Heinrich Nauen in the spring of 1914. The etching shows a lake surrounded by trees. The reflections in the water lead the viewer deeper into the work.

A typical representation for the Brücke artists, especially for Erich Heckel, was furthermore the depiction of human beings in nature.
In the woodcut "Mädchen am Meer” (Girl by the Sea) such unity is depicted. The scene by the sea is probably still set in Ostend at the Baltic Sea during Heckel's war service.

A highlight in terms of colour is the watercolour "Landschaft mit Bäumen” (Landscape with Trees) by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, which features another watercolour on the verso.

Both watercolours were created in the summer months of 1907, when Kirchner and Hermann Max Pechstein had retreated to the hill country south of Dresden in the villages of Goppeln and Golberode to work.

While the beginnings of "Brücke" immediately after its founding on June 7, 1905, were still completely tied to a beautifully drawn Art Nouveau style, the friends, inspired by exhibitions of Van Gogh and Emil Nolde, found their way as early as 1906/07 to a first painterly style with broad brushstrokes juxtaposed to already fiercely hewn colour strokes of an increasingly generous Divisionism. Thus, a first Brücke style emerged as early as 1907. These two watercolors are an excellent and in result and effect highly significant example.

Galerie Henze & Ketterer & Triebold

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

Drei Akte im Walde (Three Nudes in the Forest)

1933

35,5 x 50 cm

Colour woodcut on ribbed chamois Japan handmade paper.

Estate of the artist; Stuttgarter Kunstkabinett 16. Auktion, 25. - 27.November 1952, Kat. 1577; Collection Köser Hamburg; Private collection.

One of 27 so far known copies pulled by the artist.

$300,000

Georg Baselitz

Der Berg (The Mountain)

1991

100 x 70 cm.

Coloured woodcut on paper.

16/30.

$12,500

Erich Heckel

Parksee (Lake in the Park)

1914

25 x 20 cm.

Etching on wove paper.

Private collection; Galerie Henze & Ketterer & Triebold (2009).

Unnumbered Edition, printed for the publisher J. B. Neumann, Berlin.

$10,500

Erich Heckel

Mädchen am Meer (Girl at the Sea)

1918

46 x 32,5 cm.

Woodcut on wove paper.

Probably one of the prints before the edition.

$24,300

Georg Baselitz, Grün VIII (Green VIII) (Detail), 1990, Woodcut ©Georg Baselitz

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

Landschaft mit Bäumen (Landscape with Trees)

1907

28 x 37 cm.

Watercolour on strong handmade paper.

Estate of the artist; Kirchner-joint heirs, Biberach (1954); Private collection.

With a further waterrcolour on the verso.

$155,000

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Zwei Akte im Walde (Two Nudes in the Forest) (Detail), 1928, Woodcut.

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

Drei Akte im Walde (Three Nudes in the Forest)

35,5 x 50 cm

Colour woodcut on ribbed chamois Japan handmade paper.

One of 27 so far known copies pulled by the artist.

$300,000

Georg Baselitz

Der Berg (The Mountain)

100 x 70 cm.

Coloured woodcut on paper.

16/30.

$12,500

Erich Heckel

Parksee (Lake in the Park)

25 x 20 cm.

Etching on wove paper.

Unnumbered Edition, printed for the publisher J. B. Neumann, Berlin.

$10,500

Erich Heckel

Mädchen am Meer (Girl at the Sea)

46 x 32,5 cm.

Woodcut on wove paper.

Probably one of the prints before the edition.

$24,300