Signed and dated lower left, in graphite: “Grossberg 29”
48 × 38 cm (18 15/16 × 15 in.)
Margaret Day Blake Fund
Extended information about this artwork
Franz Krause and Victor Dirksen, Carl Grossberg, sein Malschaffen 1920 bis 40, exh. cat. (Dortmund, 1942), pp. 34 (ill.) and 47, no. 35, as Berlin, Kraftwerk West im Bau.
Hannover, Germany, Kestner-Gesellschaft, Grossberg, February 13–March 18, 1934, n.p., as Berlin, Montage Kraftwerke West.
Darmstadt, Germany, Hessisches Landesmuseum, Carl Grossberg: Gemälde, Aquarelle, Zeichnungen, und Druckgrafik, 1914–1940, May 7–June 20, 1976, pp. 47–48, cat. 72 (ill.), as Montageanlage Bewag, Berlin (Kraftwerk West); also Wuppertal, Von der Heydt-Museum, June 29–August 8, 1976, and Städtischen Museum Leverkusen, September 10–October 24, 1976.
Wuppertal, Germany, Von der Heydt-Museum, Carl Grossberg: Retrospektive zum 100. Geburtstag, August 28–October 9, 1994, fig. 117, p. 155, cat. 140, as Berlin Bewag, Gerüste; also Kunsthalle Tübingen, October 15–November 27, 1994, Kunstahalle zu Kiel, December 11, 1994–February 12, 1995, and Sinclair-Haus, Bad Homburg, February 20–April 17, 1995.
By descent to the artist’s wife, Tilde Grossberg, Sommerhausen, from 1940–at least 1976 [Darmstadt 1976 exh. cat.]; by descent to her daughter, Eva Grossberg; sold by Galerie Michael Hasenclever, Munich, to the Art Institute of Chicago, 2017.
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