Lot 98
Hugo Boettinger (1880 - 1934) PORTRAIT OF A DANCER MILČA MAYER

Oil on canvas
97 x 91 cm (h x w)
Lower right "H. Boettinger 1920"

Starting price
90 000 CZK
   |   3 600 €
Price realized
440 000 CZK
   |   17 600 €
price without premium

Hugo Boettinger was one of the most talented artists of his time. He created cartoons, graphics, puppets, illustrations and also painted. His effort to capture movement with painting often got him into the environment of musicians and dancers. He also portrayed the famous Josephine Baker, for example. The presented work depicts the very popular dancer Milča Mayerová, who also posed for avant-garde artists, photographs of her dance poses appeared in the book Abeceda, in which V. Nezval and K. Teige collaborated, and also danced at the National theater and Osvobozené divadlo (The Liberated Theater).

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