Otto Dix. Portrait of Violinist Carlo von Rust (Bildnis des Geigers Carlo von Rust). (1920)

Otto Dix Portrait of Violinist Carlo von Rust (Bildnis des Geigers Carlo von Rust) (1920)

  • Not on view
Pencil and watercolor on paper
24 1/2 x 19 3/8" (62.2 x 49.2 cm)
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© 2022 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Drawings and Prints
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The artist; sold to Johanna Ey (1864-1947), Düsseldorf, c. 1921 [1]; acquired by the Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, 1925 [2]; sold to unknown buyer, 1937 [3]. Kurz collection; sold through Klipstein and Kornfeld, Bern to Piccadilly Gallery, London, June 14, 1967 [4]; acquired by The Museum of Modern Art, New York, July 1969.

[1] See Ulrike Lorenz, ed., Otto Dix: Das Werkverzeichnis der Zeichnungen und Pastelle, Weimar: VDG, Verlag für Geisteswissenschaften, 2003, p. 769, no. EDV 6.3.18. Cf. inscription lower right margin.
[2] See Thomas Bauer-Friedrich, "Arbeiten von Otto Dix im Bestand der Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz," Ingrid Mössinger, ed., Otto Dix. Die Stiftung Dr. Alfred Gunzenhauser, Bielefeld et al.: Kerber Verlag, 2012, p. 261.
[3] Ibid.
[4] Moderne Kunst des neunzehnten und zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts, Klipstein and Kornfeld, Bern (auction 123), June 14, 1967, lot 342.

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