Germann Auctionhouse Zurich
Important Paintings, Sculptures, Watercolors and Drawings, Prints and Multiples
Monday, 06 June 2016, 06:00 pm

Kurt Seligmann, The Unwelcome Guests

Lot 43

Kurt Seligmann, 1900-1962 (CH)

The Unwelcome Guests, 1943

Oil on hardboard.
H 1220 mm W 1780 mm.

Signed and dated lower right: Seligmann, 1943.
Verso inscribed on the stretcher: "The unwelcome guests"; "NYQ383".

CHF100'000 / 150'000
EUR90'000 / 130'000
USD100'000 / 160'000

Hammer Price: CHF 85'000


Estate of the artist;
Christie's, New York, 6. November 1979;
Collection Carl Laszlo, Basel;
Swiss private property.

Mexico City, Palacio de Bellas Artes.
21 Pinturas de Kurt Seligmann, September 1943. No. 10.

see. Stephan E. Hauser. Kurt Seligmann 1900-1962,
Leben und Werk.
Basel, Schwabe & Co. AG Verlag, 1997.
No. 178, page 186, illustration of a similar work in India ink with pen and brush and color ink on glass.

We thank Dr. Stephan E. Hauser, Author of the Monograph about K. Seligmann, Kunsthistorisches Seminar der Universität Basel, for his kind assistance in cataloguing the artwork.