Der Jahrmarkt. Der Ausrufer (Selbstbildnis) by Max Beckmann

Originally produced as one of a series of drypoints in the portfolio Jahrmarkt or Fair.

Details

Medium:
Drypoint on paper
Dimensions:
54.5 x 38.4 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,755 ( Total: £7,021)
Acquired in:
2002
Vendor:
Sotheby's

This work is an incisive and striking self-portrait study. Both in an artistic and psychological sense, Beckmann has placed himself at the heart of the fair, characterising himself as Der Anrufer, or circus-crier, cynically inviting new audiences to sample the world of the fair with its seedy, violent undertones.

Provenance

Paul Beck collection, Germany.

Venue details

New Walk Museum & Art Gallery 53 New Walk, LEICESTER Leicestershire LE1 7EA 0116 225 4900 visitleicester.info/

Entry details

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