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Lot 335

Hanns Kralik Beetle Mixed Media Original 1931

Estimate: $400 - $800

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Kralik, Hanns (German, 1900-1971), Kafer [Beetle], 1931, mixed media with leather, paint and rope on card, signed and dated in paint lower right, affixed to a slightly larger board 9.5 x 7.5 inches, floated in a frame 20.5 x 17 inches. Kralik was a painter, printmaker and an active member of the resistance against the Nazis and spent some time in the Borgermoor concentration camp for his Communist activity. He was a member of the Widerstand gegen den Nationalsozialismus and Assoziation revolutionerer bildender Kunstler. Provenance: gift of the artist to a Jewish German family (the Kugelmanns) that fled Europe in 1936. Any original work by Kralik is very rare.