Ketterer Kunst to offer works from the Deutsche Bank Collection

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Ernst Wilhelm Nay, Blau bewegt. Oil on canvas, 1957. 115 x 87,5 cm / 45,2 x 34,4.7 inches. Estimate: € 200,000-300,000.
Ernst Wilhelm Nay, Blau bewegt. Oil on canvas, 1957. 115 x 87,5 cm / 45,2 x 34,4.7 inches. Estimate: € 200,000-300,000.

MUNICH.- Lovis Corinth, Ernst Wilhelm Nay and Günther Uecker are just a few of the renowned artists from the Collection Deutsche Bank whose works will be called up in the forthcoming Ketterer Kunst auctions. The first lots will already be offered on December 11/12 in the Munich Autumn Auction.

“I am very delighted that we are able to assist and advise Deutsche Bank and at the same time have an opportunity to offer our customers an array of works of utmost quality with a perfect provenance,“ states company owner Robert Ketterer. “The bank couldn‘t have chosen a better time. The corona-striken market yearns for quality and provenances of this kind.“

Friedhelm Hütte, head of the Department of Art, Culture and Sports at Deutsche Bank explains: “The aim is to further increase the focus of the Collection Deutsche Bank and to support younger artists with future acquisitions. Together with our partner Ketterer Kunst we are going to place many attractive gems from our collection on the market thus offering art lovers around the globe an excellent opportunity.“

The first session is led by Karl Hofer‘s oil painting “Arbeitslose“ from the artist‘s estate. Made in 1932 the work is a haunting pictorial comment on the political and social situation of those days. The estimate of this work with its impressive exhibition history is at € 300,000-400,000.

Ernst Wilhelm Nay‘s museum quality oil painting “Blau bewegt“ dated 1957 will enter the race with an estimate of € 200,000-300,000. The work in particularly harmonious colors is part of the acclaimed series of the “Scheibenbilder“ (Disc Pictures) and has a significant provenance with almost 40 years in the Collection Deutsche Bank.

An untitled work by the ZERO protagonist Otto Piene is part of the important series of the “Rasterbilder“ (Grid Pictures). The acrylic work was made in 1959, the year of what probably was the

most important ZERO exhibition ever “Vision in Motion – Motion in Vision“, it is estimated at € 150,000-200,000.

With € 100,000-150,000 each, two large-size mixed media works by Emil Schumacher will be called up. While “Für Berlin“ was made in 1957 as part of the artist‘s first informal period and as his contribution to documenta II, “Helimba“ from 1983 possesses a striking dynamic and is a fascinating example of Schumacher‘s Action Painting.

Fritz Winter is also represented with several works, the array is led by the mixed media work “Triebkräfte der Erde“ from 1944 and carries an estimate of € 80,000-100,000, as well as by the oil painting “Hell einfließend“ from 1965 which has an estimate of € 70,000-90,000.

A very rare bronze by Renée Sintenis is a highlight in the sculpture section. Made in 1930 “Große Daphne“ is a museum quality allegory of modern femininity with an estimate of € 80,000-120,000. Next to the Berlin Bear, this lifetime cast is the artist‘s largest bronze.

Other works by acclaimed names in the Collection Deutsche Bank that will be called up in the coming auctions at Ketterer Kunst are, among others, Max Ackermann, Willi Baumeister, Julius Bissier, Peter Brüning, Lovis Corinth, Rupprecht Geiger, Hans Hartung, Gerhard Hoehme, Gerhard Marcks, Paula Modersohn-Becker, François Morellet, Wilhelm Morgner, Rudolf Schlichter, Bernhard Schultze, Fred Thieler and Günther Uecker.

Apart from the works from the Collection Deutsche Bank, the auction will set a strong signal with objects from important artists like Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, who is represented with, among others, the market fresh oil painting “Unser Haus“ (estimate: € 500,000-700.000), Tony Cragg, Adrian Ghenie, Heinz Mack, Gabriele Münter, Emil Nolde, Otto Piene and Andy Warhol.