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Erich Heckel, self-portrait

ERICH HECKEL (Döbeln 1883 - Radolfzell 1970) SELF-PORTRAIT
Colour woodcut from two blocks, 1965, from Europaische Graphik IV, published by Galerie Ketterer, Munich, in an edition of 65 with arabic numerals on Rives paper and XXXV with roman letters on Japanese paper. Signed and dated in pencil Heckel 65 and numbered 28/65. On Rives. With the Ketterer blind stamp. Paper lightly toned at the edges and lightly foxed. The image 516 x 381 mm, the entire sheet measuring 657 x 500 mm.

A painter, printmaker and sculptor, Heckel was one of the founders of the German expressionist group Die Brücke. A skillful graphic artist his specialty was interior scenes that express melancholy and loneliness. Heckel especially loved the colour woodcut despite the fact that this medium was quite laborious because each block had to sawed apart and inked separately.

price: 790,00 euros

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