Der blaue reiter

Sep 23, 2019. 09:02 UTC
Der Blaue Reiter
Etan
Israel

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For sale
Yes
Description

Wassily Kandinsky and Franz Marc, Der Blaue Reiter, R. Piper and Co. Verlag, München, 1912 140 pages. 29.5 X 22.5 cm Front cover in black and blue. 4 hand-colored plates and 3 musical scores in very good condition. Book condition: Ruffled pages Missing book spine. Binding is partly broken. 4 pages (19, 91, 95, 109) are cut-damaged.

Provenance

unknown

$1,500 - $2,500 (United States Dollar)
Answered within about 3 hours
Sep 23, 11:54 UTC
By Karine Sarant Hawkins

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.

The appraised item is a very rare 1912 luxury edition of ‘Der Blaue Reiter’ by Wassily Kandinsky and Franz Marc which appears to include four woodcuts by Kandinsky and Marc as well as three musical scores.

The art reproduced in this publication marked a dramatic turn away from a Eurocentric and conventional orientation. The selection was dominated by primitive folk, and children's art, with pieces from the South Pacific and Africa, Japanese drawings, medieval German woodcuts and sculpture, Egyptian puppets, Russian folk art, and Bavarian religious art painted on glass.

This is an edition limited to 1000 unnumbered copies with text in German.

This publication doesn’t come up often for sale on the market. Its rarity, as well as the condition provided by the client, is reflected in the valuation which has been provided on the condition of authenticity.

Etan tal Sep 23, 12:01 UTC

Dear Karine Sarant Hawkins,
Thank you for your prompt answer. As far as I know there are two editions - the expensive and rare, and the one I own (without the woodcuts). Please review for a more accurate appraisal.
Etan

Karine sarant hawkins Sep 23, 14:54 UTC

Dear Etan,

You are right, my sincere apologies.

The estimate of your edition based on comparables offered and sold at auction in the last five years is as follows: 1,500 USD - 2,500 USD.

Best wishes,

Karine

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