Ketterer Kunst to offer a seminal work by Egon Schiele

Ketterer Kunst to offer a seminal work by Egon Schiele

This early work by Egon Schiele remained hidden in a private collection for more than 45 years. Now the pencil drawing with watercolors will be included into the catalog raisonné of the Schiele expert Jane Kallir, and will be sold in the Ketterer Kunst Auction from December 9 to 11 in Munich, Germany. “Egon Schiele‘s sheet ‘Schlafendes Mädchen’ is of seminal importance, as it clearly shows the artist‘s development from Viennese Art Nouveau to Expressionism. Next to the delicate representation of the model, the artist also reveals his own inner sensation“, explains the auctioneer Gudrun Ketterer. Egon Schiele was only 18 years old when he rendered the sleeping girl in an extraordinary presence with just a few pencil lines and brushstrokes. Through the astounding reduction to vital details, the artist showed great poise in staging the body in all its comeliness. He had begun to study at the Academy o
This early work by Egon Schiele remained hidden in a private collection for more than 45 years. Now the pencil drawing with watercolors will be included into the catalog raisonné of the Schiele expert Jane Kallir, and will be sold in the Ketterer Kunst Auction from December 9 to 11 in Munich, Germany. “Egon Schiele‘s sheet ‘Schlafendes Mädchen’ is of seminal importance, as it clearly shows the artist‘s development from Viennese Art Nouveau to Expressionism. Next to the delicate representation of the model, the artist also reveals his own inner sensation“, explains the auctioneer Gudrun Ketterer. Egon Schiele was only 18 years old when he rendered the sleeping girl in an extraordinary presence with just a few pencil lines and brushstrokes. Through the astounding reduction to vital details, the artist showed great poise in staging the body in all its comeliness. He had begun to study at the Academy o