104 East 25th Street, New York, NY 10010  | 
(212) 254-4710  |  Mon - Fri, 10AM - 6PM
Follow Us:
  • We are happy to call you during the auction and place bids on your behalf. To arrange phone bidding, please call Swann's bid department during business hours.

    (212) 254-4710 ext. 0
    Mon - Fri 10AM - 6PM

     

    Or, e-mail a list of lots with the sale number and your contact information to phonebids@swanngalleries.com. Be sure to include a phone number where we can reach you.

    Bids may also be submitted via fax. Send a list of lots with the sale number and your contact information to (212) 979-1017. You will receive a confirmation before the sale.

    Sale 2476 | Lot 20
    Price Realized: $715With Buyer's Premium
    Show Hammer Price
    • Click Image To Enlarge

    • Sale 2476 Lot 20

      LOUIS OPPENHEIM (1879-1936) DIE KORNFRANCK - TANTE. Circa 1908.
      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.

      Estimate $1,000 - 1,500


      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $715