The Crab by Oskar Kokoschka

'The Crab' representing either the artist as the swimmer struggling to reach the English shore or Czechoslovakia struggling not to drown.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
63 x 76 cm
Art Fund grant:
£5,000 ( Total: £40,000)
Acquired in:
1985
Vendor:
Estate of Sir Edward Beddington-Behrens

The crab is Chamberlain who remains aloof and wont hold out a claw. Signed: OK.

Provenance

Lady Knott; Private collection, England.

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