Auction Wednesday December 9 2015 at 15:00
Munch, Edvard(1863-1944)
Caricature: The Shot Stag is Butting

Lithograph printed in black on medium thin cream paper

Sheet: 470x301-304 mm Image: 300x286 mm
Woll 381 A.

NOK 15,000–20,000

Auctioned Wednesday December 9 2015 at 15:00

Hammer price NOK 33,000

LITERATURE: Gerd Woll: “”I will paint you the devil on the wall!” Satirical caricatures of real and imaginary enemies”, Edvard Munch Works on Paper, exhibition catalogue Munch Museum 2.11.2013-02.03.2014, Oslo 2013, p. 192-207.

Throughout his long life it quite often happened that Munch – rightly or wrongly – felt misunderstood, persecuted, and harassed. Sometimes the feeling of being a victim of other people’s malice grew so strong that it came close to a true persecution mania. In order to deal with these problems he did what he so often did, he turned the situations into paintings and art. …

In 1910 Munch printed a series of lithographs, all of which are about episodes in which he felt he had been treated unreasonably. These lithographs together have been called “The Story of Suffering”.

A number of them go back to specific incidents, …

Many of the other caricatures in “The Story of Suffering” concern physical injury and killing, but in one of them – “The Shot Stag is Butting!” – the victim strikes back. P. 195-207.