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Sat, Apr 23, 2022 10:00AM EDT
Lot 334

Hanns Kralik Beetle Signed Woodcut with Study

Estimate: $200 - $400

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Kralik, Hanns (German, 1900-1971), Kafer [Beetle], 1930, woodcut (or other relief print) on paper, signed and dated in pencil at bottom, additionally titled, stamped and inscribed by the artist on the back of the frame, full sheet 16 x 11 inches, floated in a frame 19.5 x 15.5 inches, TOGETHER WITH Study for Kafer [Beetle], c.1930, pencil on paper, unsigned, 5.25 x 8.5 inches, matted and framed 14 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.
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