May 03, 2018 - Sale 2476

Sale 2476 - Lot 20

Price Realized: $ 715
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
28 1/4x18 3/4 inches, 72x48 cm. "Kornfranck" Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung, Berlin.
Condition B+: minor restoration along vertical and horizontal folds; restored pin holes in corners; sharp crease through lower right corner; stain in bottom margin; slight bubbling and abrasions in image. Mounted on Chartex.
Very similar in style to the early work of Ludwig Hohlwein, involving solid planes of color, no outlining and a geometric pattern on the shawl. So Hohlweinesque is this image, that it has frequently been misattributed to him. The product is corn coffee, produced by Heinrich Franck Sohne GmbH; the image of "the Kornfranck Aunt" is one of wholesome maternal comfort, suggesting that this ersatz coffee has connections to the traditions of the past. DFP-III 1431, Hohwlein / Stuttgart 433, Hohlwein / Munich 178-16, German Expressionist Art 33.