Artist: Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Artwork: Blaue Artisten
Size: 68 x 50.8 cm
Medium: Pastel on paper
Creation year: 1914
Marks: Signed 'E L Kirchner' (upper left)
Provenance: Dr Johannes Schurer, Mulheim an der Ruhr, until at least 1956; Anonymous sale, Ketterer Kunst, Munich, 28 May 1979, lot 615; Acquired at the previous sale by the present owner
Exhibition history: New York, American Federation of Fine Arts, German Watercolors, Drawings and Prints (1905-1955), 1956, no. 42 (illustrated; titled 'Women Performers in Blue').; Seattle Art Museum, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner: A Retrospective Exhibition, November 1968 - January 1969; this exhibition later travelled to the Pasadena Art Museum, January - February 1969; and Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, March - April 1969. ; Berlin, Nationalgalerie, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner 1880-1938, November 1979 - January 1980, no. 202, p. 202 (illustrated); this exhibition later travelled to Munich, Haus der Kunst, February - April 1980; Cologne, Museum Ludwig, April - June 1980; and Zurich, Kunsthaus, June - August 1980.; Heidelberg, Kunstverein, Blau: Farbe der Ferne, March - May 1990, pp. 420 & 608 (illustrated p. 421).; Nuremberg, Kunsthalle, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, June - September 1991, no. 67, p. 179 (illustrated).; Leipzig, Museum der bildenden Kunste, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner: Zeichnungen, Aquarelle, Pastelle aus einer Privatsammlung, December 1992 - January 1993, no. 12, p. 9 (illustrated; illustrated again on the cover); this exhibition later travelled to Wuppertal, Von der Heydt-Museum, February - May 1993.; Bonn, Kunstmuseum, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner: Farbige Werke auf Papier, May - August 1999, no. 63, p. 176 (illustrated p. 124).; Hamburg, Kunsthalle, Im Zentrum: Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, eine Hamburger Privatsammlung, October 2001 - January 2002, no. 52, pp. 181-182 (illustrated p. 53 & on the back cover); this exhibition later travelled to Davos, Kirchner Museum, January - April 2002; and Berlin, Brucke-Museum, January - March 2003.; Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, 1880-1938, March - June 2003, no. 140, p. 235 (illustrated); this exhibition later travelled to London, Royal Academy of Arts, Kirchner: Expressionism and the City, Dresden and Berlin 1905-1918, June - September 2003.; Madrid, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Brucke: el nacimiento del expresionismo alema´n, February - May 2005, no. 204 (illustrated); this exhibition later travelled to Barcelona, Museo Nacional de Arte de Catalunya, May - September 2005; and Berlin, Berlinische Galerie, October 2005 - January 2006; Hamburg, Hubertus-Wald-Forum, Kirchner, October 2010 - January 2011, no. 145 (illustrated p. 124).