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 two colours, green and orange on heavy cream wove

Sheet: 475-480x627-643 mm Image: 398x537 mm
Signed in pencil lower right: E Munch
1905
Woll 268 e.

Auctioned Wednesday December 9 2015 at 15:00

Estimate
NOK 1,000,000–1,500,000

Hammer price NOK 850,000

In many woodcuts Edvard Munch managed to strip an expression down to its bare minimum, making a striking comment on the relationship between man and woman. By getting rid of all minor details, he was left with a concentrated vision of the human condition, which makes a powerful impression. In this woodcut he also experimented with contrasting colours, which helps to give the expression a monumental character.