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Theater = c. 1921, Woodcut with hand-coloring in watercolor.

Davis-Rifkind 2597. Edition c. 200 unsigned impressions.

Image size 11 3/4 x 9 5/8 inches (298 x 244 mm); sheet size 16 1/4 x 12 3/4 inches (413 x 324 mm).

A fine impression, with fresh colors, on cream wove Japan paper; the full sheet, in excellent condition.

Illustrated in German Expressionist Prints and Drawings, The Robert Gore Rifkind Center for German Expressionist Studies, Catalogue of the Collection, Bruce Davis, Los Angeles Museum of Art, Prestel, 1989: p.688.

Exhibition: Reed under 282; Guenther under 332.

Published in Kundung: Eine zeitschrift fur Kunst, a deluxe art review which featured expressionist works. The publication was edited by Rosa Schapire and Wilhelm Niemeyer, both art historians, and designed by Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, who also contributed several woodcuts. Rosa Schapire, a close friend of Schmidt-Rottluff, produced the standard catalogue raisonne of his prints. Schott created 6 woodcuts for this "Magazine for Art"; Theater is considered his masterpiece.

Collections: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art.

$1500.


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