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)
Salome

Lithograph printed in black on thin Japan paper

Sheet: 536x390 mm Image: 395x305 mm
Signed in pencil lower right: Edv Munch
1903
Woll 245.

Auctioned Wednesday December 9 2015 at 15:00

Estimate
NOK 250,000–350,000

Hammer price NOK 260,000

LITERATURE: Magne Bruteig: Munch – Drawings, Oslo 2004.

Salome is removed from her biblical context and turned into a symbol of perverse womanhood. Driven by animal desires, she attempts to take possession of the man’s mind, symbolized by his head. It perhaps suggests that it was Munch’s view that woman wished to seize possession not just of man’s reason but also his emotions. P. 91.