Art (1900-1945) > Modern Abstract Art Fritz Winter - Biography
Welkende Blüten. 1937.
Oil on firm paper, originally laminated on the backing board.
Monogrammed and dated in pencil in lower right. Titled on the backing board in lower right. Sheet: 70.3 x 49.8 cm (27.6 x 19.6 in). Backing board: 90,5 x 66 cm (35,6 x 26 in).
• Early large-size work in which the artist addresses the natural process of bvecoming and decay in a mystic-abstract style on a black ground.
• "Welkende Blüten" anticipates key aspects of Winter's important series "Triebkräfte der Erde", which was regarded the recommencement of abstraction after WW II.
• Works of a similar quality from the 1930s are extremely rare on the international auction market (source: artprice.com).
PROVENANCE: Galerie Günther Franke, Munich.
Private collection Southern Germany (acquired from the above around 50 years ago, ever since family-owned).
Edges with small isolated pinholes and rubbed spots, of which some show color losses, with a paper adhesion in upper left edge. Original backing board rubbed and with obvious traces of glue and dirt. With minor mount staining.
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