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Arthur Segal

Jassy 1875 – 1944 London

”Selbstporträt”. 1921

Oil on canvas. 70 × 50 cm (with frame: 84,5 × 64,5 cm). (27 ½ × 19 ⅝ in. (with frame: 33 ¼ × 25 ⅜ in.)) Signed and dated lower right: A. Segal. 1921. Titled, signed and inscribed on the reverse: Portrait A Segal Charlottenburg N [by the artist?:] 75. On the stretcher a label of the Große Berlin Kunstausstellung and of the Hamburger Kunstverein. Catalogue raisonné: Liska 257.  [3273] In the painted artist's frame 

ProvenanceMarianne Segal, daughter of the artist (until 1970) / Private Collection, Great Britain (acquired 1970 at Sotheby’s) / Private Collection, Great Britain

EUR 150.000 – 200.000
USD 179,000 – 238,000

Sold for:
375,000 EUR (incl. premium)


Auction 330Thursday, 10 June 2021
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ExhibitionRetrospektiv-Ausstellung (1896–1921) von Arthur Segal. Berlin, Kunsthandlung and Antiquariat Josef Altmann, 1921/22, no. 47

Literature and IllustrationHermann Exner: Arthur Segal. Dresden, Verlag der Kunst, 1985, p. 15, ill. 6 / auction catalogue: Twenty-Five Works by Arthur Segal Between the Years 1911–1944. The Property of Miss Marianne Segal. London, Sotheby’s, 16.4.1970, cat. no. 6, ill.

Essay about this artwork by Martin Schmidt.

• One of the artist's rare self-portraits made after the end of World War I, his most important creative phase.
• Arthur Segal was one of the November Group's most influential figures in Berlin.
• Made in alignment with the principle of equivalence, a concept created by the artist that seeks balanced intensity throughout the entire composition, including the frame.

Markus Krause on the self portrait by Arthur Segal

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