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Modern Art + Design presents Isaac Grünewald


Isaac Grünewald

” Det röda draperiet (The red curtain) ”


In 1915 Sigrid Hjertén and Isaac Grünewald exhibited together at the ‘Schwädische Expressionisten’ exhibtion in Berlin at the Galerie Der Sturm. At this point in time, they referred to themselves ‘as expressionists’ after Matisse had declared his new artistic manifesto at the beginning of the 1910s. This manifesto had also been characterised by the large expressionist exhibition ‘Sonderbund’ in Cologne in 1912. The Cologne show included, amongst others, Cézanne, van Gogh, Gauguin and Munch, alongside two Swedes – Isaac Grünewald and Gösta Sandels.



› Signed Isaac G. and dated -15. Canvas 200 x 90 cm. Estimate 3 500 000 – 4 000 000 SEK


The painting in the auction, ”Det röda draperiet”, was shown, alongside eleven other pieces by the artist, at Der Sturm in 1915. The writer Pär Lagerqvist, who was a good friend of the couple Hjertén/Grünewald, wrote the following in the newspaper Svenska Dagbladet the exhibition: “New is the Red Curtain, a sensational painting that can probably be perceived and considered even at a distance of a hundred metres – not completely convincing as an artwork but interesting as an experiment.” (Sophie Reinhardt, 2000, p. 118).

The subject of ”Det röda draperiet” is found in Isaac and Sigrid’s studio and apartment at Katarinavägen in Stockholm. A female figure, most likely Isaac's sister Dora, sits in an armchair in front of an open window with a view across Slussen and the Old Town, where a big, yellow sun shines above the rooftops. Here Isaac demonstrates his mastery of colours; bright yellow and vibrating violet tones are strikingly contrasted with the clearest shades of green, red and blue. The red curtain divides the painting dramatically into two parts through a curved diagonal, with the black railing cutting through the composition.


When the Det röda draperiet was exhibited in 2000 at the exhibition ‘Schwedische Avantgarde und Der Sturm in Berlin/ Swedish Avant-garde and Der Sturm in Berlin’, this painting was chosen as the cover for the catalogue. The exhibition was shown at the Kulturgeschichtliches Museum in Osnabrück and at Kulturen in Lund.


Viewing November 11 – 16, Berzelii Park 1, Stockholm
Open Mon–Fri 11 am–6 pm, Sat–Sun 11 am–5 pm.
Auction Live November 17–18, Arsenalsgatan 2, Stockholm



To the work


All works by Isaac Grünewald to be sold at Modern Art + Design


458. Isaac Grünewald, On the beach.
Hammer price 
34 000 SEK
Estimate 
15 000 - 20 000 SEK
461. Isaac Grünewald, Sigrid reading.
Hammer price 
12 000 SEK
Estimate 
15 000 - 20 000 SEK
501. Isaac Grünewald, Boy with sailboat.
Hammer price 
Unsold
Estimate 
25 000 - 30 000 SEK
502. Isaac Grünewald, Sund and autumn rain - Abisko.
Hammer price 
85 000 SEK
Estimate 
30 000 - 40 000 SEK
503. Isaac Grünewald, On the beach.
Hammer price 
85 000 SEK
Estimate 
60 000 - 80 000 SEK
548. Isaac Grünewald, Flowers in blue and white jar.
Hammer price 
95 000 SEK
Estimate 
60 000 - 80 000 SEK
554. Isaac Grünewald, Model by the window, Stockholm.
Hammer price 
26 000 SEK
Estimate 
15 000 - 20 000 SEK
555. Isaac Grünewald, On the beach.
Hammer price 
60 000 SEK
Estimate 
30 000 - 40 000 SEK
556. Isaac Grünewald, "Det röda draperiet".
Hammer price 
3 500 000 SEK
Estimate 
3 500 000 - 4 000 000 SEK
633. Isaac Grünewald, Still life with apples.
Hammer price 
80 000 SEK
Estimate 
60 000 - 80 000 SEK
636. Isaac Grünewald, Still life with flowers.
Hammer price 
60 000 SEK
Estimate 
60 000 - 70 000 SEK
692. Isaac Grünewald, Beach.
Hammer price 
50 000 SEK
Estimate 
40 000 - 50 000 SEK


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