Lot 51. Head from an old Tapestry

Oskar Kokoschka
(1886 – 1980)

(painted in London)
colored pencils on paper
cutout of a passe-partout: 36,5 x 26 cm
signed and dated on the lower right with a dedication to Mrs. Ludmila Pospisilova:
Für meine liebe Frau Lida
Nach einem flämischen
Vorhang – hinter dem ein Gott
zu sieht – in Liebe Oskar 45

– personal gift of Oskar Kokoschka to Lida Pospisilova, grandmother of Olda Palkovska-Kokoschka

– Karel Bretislav Palkovsky Oskar Kokoschka, edited Státní nakladatelství krásné literatury, hudby a umění, 1958, reproduced on full page no. 62

Consulted with Dr Katharina Erling, author of the Catalogue raisonée of the Works of Oskar Kokoschka published by the Fondation Oskar Kokoschka, Vevey (CH). Adolf Loos Apartment and Gallery thanks Dr Erling for help cataloging this work.
Further consulted with Dr Irena Zantovska Murray HonFRIBA, Professor Jaromir Zemina, Dr Jiri Machalicky and Vladimir Lekes.

Starting/Selling price
230.000 Kč
EUR 9 580
300.000–500.000 Kč
EUR 12 500–20 830
Price realized
330.000 Kč