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Max Beckmann (German, 1884–1950)

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Max Beckmann (German, 1884–1950)

Lovers II (Liebespaar II) from Faces (Gesichter)

Date:
(1918, published 1919)
Medium:
One from a portfolio of nineteen drypoints
Dimensions:
plate: 8 9/16 x 10 3/16" (21.8 x 25.9 cm); sheet: 11 3/4 x 14 5/8" (29.8 x 37.2 cm)
Paper:
Cream, slightly textured, laid.
Publisher:
Marées-Gesellschaft, R. Piper & Co., Munich
Printer:
Franz Hanfstaengl, Munich
Edition:
First edition, 1919: 100 (including 40 printed before steel-facing on "Japan" paper, and 60 printed after steel-facing on laid-paper [this ex.]); plus 1 known state proof and 3 known trial proofs; First posthumous edition, 1966: 110 (including 30 on "Japan" paper and 80 on wove paper); Second posthumous edition, 1990: 250 (for the deluxe edition of a reprint of the illustrated book Die Fürstin)
Credit Line:
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Fund
Copyright:
© 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Reference:
Glaser 107. Gallwitz 97. Hofmaier 126 II B b.
MoMA Number:
289.1951
Themes:
Sex
Techniques:
Intaglio

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