Christie’s, the renowned auction house, is set to bring a valuable artwork by Pechstein to the auction block after reaching an agreement with the heir of Hilda Graetz. The painting, titled ‘Still Life With a Cup,’ is a significant piece of art history with a remarkable backstory.
Hilda Graetz, the previous owner of the artwork, made the difficult decision to part with the painting to finance her new life in South Africa. Her art dealer father tragically passed away in a concentration camp, prompting her need to start anew.
This auction promises to be a unique event, offering art enthusiasts an opportunity to acquire a piece tied to a compelling narrative of resilience and historical significance. The return of ‘Still Life With a Cup’ to the auction scene is anticipated with great enthusiasm.