November 03, 2019 11:00 AM PST Fine Estate Auction Gallery, 121 Jordan Street, San Rafael, CA. Phone: 415-419-5012 Ext. 113


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George Grosz (German/American 1893-1959) Watercolor, Pen and Ink

Two Untitled works. Three Prostitutes and A Study. Watercolor, pen and ink on paper. Three Prostitutes: Signed lower right. Sight measures 13 in.high x 10 in. wide, (with frame 24.5 in. high x 20.5 in. wide). The Study: Sight measures 15.5 in. high x 11.5 in. wide, (with frame 26 in. high x 22 in. wide).

Best known for his Dada art and caustically satirical caricature works, Georg Ehrenfried Gross was born in Berlin in 1893, later changing his name to George Grosz.  Some consider him to be perhaps the most outstanding caricaturist and political satirist of the period following World War I.

In his drawings, usually in pen and ink, which he sometimes developed further with watercolor, Grosz contributed to a perception much of the world had of Berlin in the 1920's, including corpulent businessmen, wounded soldiers, prostitutes, and orgies. His draftsmanship was excellent although the works he is best known for adopt a deliberately crude form of caricature. 

Condition: In very good condition. No issues to note. 

 

 

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$1,920
11/03/2019

 

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