Licht Aus, Messer Raus! (Light Out, Knife Out!)
Artwork: Licht Aus, Messer Raus! (Light Out, Knife Out!)
Size: 41.9 x 28.5 cm
Medium: Watercolor and pen and ink on paper
Creation year: 1920
Marks: Signed Grosz and dated 20 (lower left); signed Grosz, titled and inscribed aquarelle (on the verso)
Category: Drawings
Provenance: Galerie Nierendorf, Berlin (acquired circa 1952-53); Sale: Stuttgarter Kunstkabinett, Stuttgart, May 3, 1962, lot 130; Salander-O'Reilly Galleries, New York; Private Collection (and sold: Sotheby's, London, November 29, 1989, lot 444); William Louis-Dreyfus, Mt. Kisco, New York (acquired at the previous sale); Acquired by the Louis-Dreyfus Family Collections by inheritance from the previous in 2016
Exhibition history: New York, New York Studio School, George Grosz: Works on Paper, 1913-1925, 2013, n.n., illustrated in the catalogue

Sotheby's New York

Date: 2019-11-13
Lot Number: 393
Low Estimate: $80000 [+12%]
High Estimate: $120000 [-25%]
Hammer Price: $90000
Sold For: $112500
Notes: The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Ralph Jentsch