Edvard Munch specialists. Norwegian Fine Art.

Finished
The Annual Norwegian Edvard Munch Sale 2015

Auction Wednesday December 9 2015 at 15:00

Munch, Edvard (1863-1944)
Head by Head

Colour woodcut printed in four colours, black, blueish green, red and reddish brown on medium heavy cream wove

Sheet: 584x691 mm Image: 395x540 mm
Signed in pencil lower right: Edv. Munch
1905
Woll 268 e.

Auctioned Wednesday December 9 2015 at 15:00

Estimate
NOK 1,000,000–1,500,000

Unsold

LITERATURE: Sidsel Helliesen: “Technical aspects of Munch’s prints and drawings», Edvard Munch Works on Paper, exhibition catalogue Munch Museum 2.11.2013-02.03.2014, Oslo 2013, p. 32-57.

Munch’s mastery of the three main techniques discussed above (etching and drypoint, lithography and woodcuts) was supreme on both the technical and visual levels, but it was primarily woodcut that inspired him to develop his highly personal, special activity as a graphic artist, a form of artistic expression that occupied him throughout fifty productive years. P. 46.