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George Grosz

Dada, Expressionism, Neue Sachlichkeit

  • Modell im studio

George Grosz

(Berlin, 1893 -Berlin, 1959)

Modell im studio, circa 1939-1940

Oil and white chalk on cardboard
Stamp on the back of the George Grosz's Estate 
50,8 x 35,5 cm.

Provenance :

- Estate George Grosz, Berlin (Inv. n°1-A15-6
- Henze & Ketterer AG Gallery, Bern

Exhibition :

- George Grosz der Akt 1912-1948, Henze & Ketterer AG Gallery, Bern, April-June 2007, described and reproduced in colour in the catalogue o the exhibition, p. 99 nr 85


It is interesting to compare this painting, executed during the New York period of Grosz in the late thirties, with a famous photograph of the American photographer Art Shay, taken in Chicago in 1950, showing Simone de Beauvoir in the same position as the Grosz model.

Simone de Beauvoir by Art Shay in 1950 - Photography

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