Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Max Weber at Auction and In Galleries

On December 21, 1908, Max Weber, a twenty-seven-year-old Russian-born naturalized American, left Paris to return to New York where he would profoundly affect the course of American art as a painter, printmaker, sculptor, poet, essayist, and teacher. Henri “le Douanier” Rousseau, the visionary genius of French modernism, accompanied him to the Gare St. Lazare and called out to his departing friend, “N’oubliez pas la nature, Weber.” As Rousseau advised, Weber did not forget nature, and the natural world informed his work throughout his impressive sixty-year career. Best known today for his monumental cubist and futurist images of Manhattan from the 1910s, Weber redefined traditional subjects of figures, still life, and landscape to reflect his twentieth-century sensibility and touched on virtually every phase of modernism prior to his death in 1961.

Sotheby's 2015

Max Weber
Estimate  8,000 — 12,000  USD
LOT SOLD. 18,750 USD

Max Weber
Estimate  10,000 — 15,000  USD
LOT SOLD. 15,000 USD

Sotheby's 2013

Max Weber 1881 - 1961
Estimate  15,000 — 20,000  USD
 LOT SOLD. 112,500 USD

Max Weber
Estimate  8,000 — 12,000  USD
 LOT SOLD. 8,750 USD (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)

Christy's 2014

MAX WEBER (1881-1961)
Still Life 
Price Realized  $12,500
$12,000 - $18,000

Christie's 2012

MAX WEBER (1881-1961)
Burlesque #1 
Price Realized 
$506,500 Estimate
$300,000 - $500,000

Swann 2015

Woman with a White Veil.
Estimate $1,500 - $2,500
Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $3,000

Gerald Peters Gallery

Max Weber, 'The Brown Pitcher,' 1953

Max Weber, Pitcher, Vase, and Fruit, 1911, watercolor on paper, 18 3/8 x 24 inches 

Max Weber, Chinese Platter, ca. 1918, oil on canvas, 16 x 18 inches 

Max Weber Four Figures (Sisters) c 1912.