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LOUIS CHRISTIAN HESS (AUSTRIAN 1895-1944)

Property from the Estate of Louis Christian Hess

LOUIS CHRISTIAN HESS (AUSTRIAN 1895-1944)
Self-portrait
oil on canvas
99.7 x 58.5 cm (31 3/8 x 23 in)

EXHIBITED:
Rome, Goethe Institut, Retrospettiva Christian Hess - Oli, acquerelli, disegni dal 1922 al 1938, 1983
Bolzano, Museo Civico, Christian Hess, 2008-2009, no. 1, illustrated in the catalogue

Painted in Munich in 1924, this is one of a small number of self-portraits Hess completed between 1920 and 1937. Although not formally associated with Neue Sachlichkeit, the present work shares similarities with Christian Schad’s objective Neue Sachlichkeit style of the mid-1920s. Like Schad’s portraits, Hess paints himself with a stark realism, looking out at the viewer with a quizzical eye.

See introduction to lot 321.

Sold for £6,250

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