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"Phillips, de Pury and Luxembourg to Auction Hoener Collection of 20th Century German Art"
2001-09-13 until 2001-11-05
Phillips Auctioneers
New York, NY, USA United States of America

This collection of paintings, watercolors, drawings and sculpture explores the complex development of German art in the early 20th century,with emphasis on artists in the avant-garde Die Bruecke movement. Highlights include important works by Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Erich Heckel, Max Hermann Pechstein, Emil Nolde, August Macke, Alexej Jawlensky, George Grosz and Max Liebermann. The collection also features Dadaist and Surrealist works by, respectively, Kurt Schwitters and Max Ernst. The Collection is expected to bring in excess of $9 million. The Hoener Collection will be on view in Hamburg, Cologne, Frankfurt, Berlin, Munich and Zurich before its New York exhibition the week prior to sale.

Phillips, de Pury and Luxembourg will auction the Diethelm Hoener Collection of 20th Century German Art on Monday, November 5 at 11:00 am.

Among the highlights of the collection are two rare beach scenes by Max Liebermann, which illustrate the theories of French Impressionism translated to a German idiom. The superb oil, Strand In Noordwijk, 1908, bears the influence of Manet’s lyrical work while Liebermann’s mastery of the challenging medium of pastel is clearly evident in Strand In Scheveningen of 1898.

Erich Heckel’s Gruppe Im Freien, 1909, captures the urgency and mystery of life through sheer physicality of brushwork and violence of colors.This work has a striking composition of three women, Drei Frauen, on the reverse, painted in the ame year.

Nolde’s Teetisch, 1911, is a rare and important work, one of his most stirring and challenging early masterpieces. Also of great interest, The Hoener Collection boasts an exceptional group of Nolde watercolors of subjects important to the artist – fantasies, seascapes and florals.

Karl Schmidt-Rottluff’s sophisticated painting, Die Lesende, 1911, is one of the artist’s finest works in private hands.Other works of note include a group of four drawings and watercolors by George Grosz, Kurt Schwitters’ rare construction Merzbild 49A Galerie Van Garvens, 1922, and Lyonel Feininger’s highly characteristic watercolor Dorf, executed in 1912.

Diethelm Hoener was an investment banker with an advanced understanding of technology and biotechnology, a philanthropic bent, and an unerring eye for outstanding art. His single-minded focus on German Modernism formed a collection of historical insight and artistic importance.

Stephanie Hoener, his widow, is donating a portrait of Dr.Alfred Flechtheim, by Otto Dix, to the Neue Galerie in New York City, in memory of her late husband.

Simon de Pury, Chairman of Phillips, de Pury and Luxembourg, who will conduct the sale aid,Stephanie Hoener consigned the collection of her late husband as a tribute to his pioneering spirit, and we are delighted that she has entrusted us with this collection.

Phillips Auctioneers, founded in 1796 by Harry Phillips, was selling some of the most important collections in Europe in the beginning of the 19th century, including Queen Marie-Antoinette’s. Owned since 1999 by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, Phillips merged with de Pury and Luxembourg Art in 2001. Phillips, de Pury and Luxembourg is headquartered in New York. The auction house also maintains a gallery and saleroom in London, Zurich, Geneva and various cities around the world.

September 12-13
Neuer Wall 35

September 20-21
Gereonsdriesch 9-11

September 24-25
Villa Sander
Mainzer Landstraße 10

September 28-29
Phillips, de Pury and Luxembourg
Kurfürstendamm 50

October 1-2
Briennerstrasse 7

October 4-5
Phillips, de Pury and Luxembourg
Kreuzstrasse 54

New York
October 30-November 4
Phillips, de Pury and Luxembourg
3 West 57 Street

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