George Grosz

Gefährliche Straße

Found at Christies, London
Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale, Lot 6
05.Feb - 05.Feb.2020
Estimate: 4.500.000 - 6.500.000 GBP
Price realised: 9.740.250 GBP
signed ‘Grosz’ (lower left); signed, dated and indistinctly inscribed 'GROSZ Juli 1918, 19...STREETSCENE 1918' (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
18 5/8 x 25 ¾ in. (47.3 x 65.3 cm.)
Painted in July 1918
Galerie Neue Kunst [Hans Goltz], Munich, by whom acquired directly from the artist on 24 January 1920. | Dr Burg, Cologne, by whom acquired from the above, by April 1920. | George Grosz, Douglaston, Long Island, New York, by 1939. | Richard L. Feigen & Co, Inc., Chicago, by whom acquired from the above on 24 March 1959. | Acquired by the present owner circa 1970.

A top price for George Grosz

The work Gefährliche Straße by George Grosz was sold in the Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale auction at Christies in London in February 2020. The »bidding war« ended at GBP 9,740,250.00 (€ 11,288,971.84), 50% above the upper estimate. With this result, Gefährliche Straße is even the most expensive work of art by George Grosz that we have observed at auctions so far.

Ein Spitzenpreis für George Grosz

Die Arbeit Gefährliche Straße von George Grosz wurde im Februar 2020 in der Auktion Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale bei Christies in London versteigert. Das »Bietergefecht« endete beim Preis von GBP 9.740.250,00 (€ 11.288.971,84) und damit 50% über dem oberen Schätzpreis. Mit diesem Ergebnis ist Gefährliche Straße sogar das teuerste Kunstwerk von George Grosz, das wir bisher bei Auktionen beobachtet haben.

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