Sotheby's Spotlight: Collection Robert & Helga Ehret

Paris | 15 March 2023

Robert and Helga Ehret began their daring collection in the 1970’s. The works rang from Degas to Ernst Wilhem Nay and Sam Francis, through Feininger and Nolde, attesting to their unbridled enthusiasm for the experiences of modernity in general and the outbursts of the German avant-garde at the turn of the century.

True rarity in France, a tempera by Franz Marc, shows the spirit of refinement and audacity that presided, work after work, over the formation of this collection. Painted in 1911, the same year the Blaue Reiter movement was founded by Wassily Kandinsky, August Macke, Alexej von Jawlensky and Gabriele Münter, Stier (Bull) is one of the works of this romantic and dazzling bestiary that gave its name to the movement.

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