Unique new edition of three woodcuts created on the original printing plates made by Max Pechstein (1881–1955) in 1948: Boat at the bridge, Setting sun (Baltic Sea beach) and Puppets made from corn
The prints, limited to 50 copies each, have been manually made by Heinz Vogler, an art teacher born in the Ore Mountains and today living near Kiel. He used the three original printing plates made by Pechstein in 1948, signed them with a stamped signature and numbered them from 1 to 50 on the front. Above of that Alexander Pechstein – the artist’s grandchild – signed the print and thus verified the accuracy of the information and the printing process on the back of each woodcut.
After the end of World War II Max Pechstein intended to publish another graphic portfolio with images inspired by the Baltic Sea coast which finally became a second home for him. This time he worked together with the Kunstverlag Horst Boettcher in Berlin. The 1948 portfolio comprises said woodcuts, furthermore three etchings and three colored lithographs created in 1947 – all inspired by Pechstein’s longer stays at the Baltic Sea and in the upstate of Pomerania.
In total the artist produced 100 copies per motif, signed and numbered them from 1 to 100. In order to show that these new edition of single works belong together the three motifs form an integral portfolio with textile binding and embossment on the front.
The portfolios incl. supplementaries and the woodcuts ‘Boat at the bridge’, ‘Setting sun’ (Baltic Sea beach) and ‘Puppets made from corn’ are exclusively available at the museum shop at a price of 580 Euros. Members of the Förderverein ‘Max Pechstein’ – Kunstsammlungen Zwickau e.V. receive a 20 percent Discount.