Current Inventory by Max Beckmann

Café Music

Artist: Max Beckmann
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    Max Beckmann (1884-1950), Cafémusik, drypoint, 1918, signed lower right and inscribed (Concertkaffee) and dated lower left in pencil. Reference: Hofmaier 130/III/B/a. From the portfolio Faces (Gesichter). Edition 100 (including 40 printed before steel-facing on laid “Japan” paper [this example], and 60 printed after steel-facing, plus 3 known state proofs and 3 known trial proofs.  Published 1919 by the Marées Gesellschaft, R. Piper and Co., Munich; printer Franz Hanfstaengl, Munich. 12 3/8 x 9 1/8, the sheet 15 1/8 x 12 inches. With the blindstamp of Marées Gesellschaft bottom right. A very fine impression. In the booklet accompanying the portfolio Gesichter this print is given the […]

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The Artist (or Draughtsman) in Society (Der Zeichner in Gesellschaft)

Artist: Max Beckmann
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Max Beckmann (1884-1950), The Artist (or Draughtsman) in Society (Der Zeichner in Gesellschaft), drypoint, 1922, signed in pencil and inscribed “probedruck” (trial proof), on cream wove paper. Reference: Hofmaier 230, second state (of 3). In good condition apart from the usual printer’s creases found in Beckmann proofs (one at the center, others on or near margins), minor soiling in margins from printing, with wide margins, 12 3/4 x 9 1/4, the sheet 19 x 11 3/4 inches, archival mounting. A fine impression, with a light veil of plate tone; the drypoint burr quite vivid and effective. Only a few trial proofs were made before […]

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The Barker (Self Portrait)

Artist: Max Beckmann
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Max Beckmann (1884-1950), The Barker (Self Portrait), drypoint, 1921, from Der Jahrmarkt. Reference: Hofmaier 191 IIB.b. From the edition of 125 on wove paper (there was also an edition of 75 on Japan). With the blindstamp of Mariees Gesellschaft, Munich. In very good condition, the full sheet, with deckle edges, 13 1/8 x 10 1/2, the sheet 20 3/4 x 15 inches, archival mounting. A fine impression. Only a few proofs were made of the first state; in the second state Beckmann strengthened some of the letters in the sign at the left but made no changes to the composition. Four […]

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Spring

Artist: Max Beckmann
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Max Beckmann, Spring (Fruling) (also known as Street in Frankfort), etching and drypoint, 1918, signed lower right. Reference: Hofmaier 133IIb, from the edition of 60 on laid paper; another 40 were on Japan. Plate 13 of Gesichter (Faces), as published byR. Piper, Marees-Gesellschaft, and with their stamp bottom right hand corner. In very good condition, on an ivory  laid paper, the full sheet, 11 3/4 x 7 3/4, the sheet 14 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches. Printed by Franz Hanfstaengel, Munich, archival window matting. A fine fresh impression.  This is an impression of the second state (of two); only one […]

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