Figure Marine III - from the portfolio La Lune en Rodage III
Woodcut & Gold
27 x 17,5 cm
Edition Panderma, Basel
1922 (woodcut) & 1966 (published)
Signed in pencil
Edition Panderma, Carl Laszlo, Basel
Galerie von Bartha, Basel
Private Collection, Basel
Condition / Restauration
mint archival condition
Walther Wahlstedt (1898 -1972), a German constructivist painter, received his artistic education at the School of Applied Arts Hamburg. Already at the beginning of the 1920s he paints without purpose and produces constructive Cubist linocuts. In addition, cityscapes and portraits are created. As early as 1922, the Hamburger Kunsthalle acquired a painting by the young painter. Wahlstedt is represented in numerous exhibitions in his hometown.
Walter Wahlstedt: Figure Marine III
A rare limited edition of the portable collection of post-war and contemporary art La Lune en Rodage III. This is an unnumbered copy of 230 editions (65 hors commerce were unnumbered) and part of the third serie of the La Lune en Rodage books. La Lune en Rodage was published in three volumes in 1960, 1965 and 1977 containing a total of approximately 180 art pieces which provide an account of the artistic avant-garde scene between the 1950s and 1970s. The art works were gathered by Carl Laslzo and included the greatest artists of the time who contributed with important pieces, often marking a turning point in their production and carriers: Enrico Castellani’s work for example is his first documented graphic work and Piero Manzoni's multiple Achrome is the only one produced by the artist.