German / American (1871 Р1956)

Strasse in Paris, 1918

Prasse W97 ii/ii. Woodcut on thin
Kozo paper, with wide margins. Rare.
Signed, titled and inscribed in pencil.
21 1/4 x 16 1/8 in.; 54.03 x 41.02 cm.

Feininger completed this outstanding woodcut the year before he joined the new Bauhaus school, where he was in charge of the printmaking workshop. He had already developed his mature style of interlocking, crystalline planes, creating an abstracted, tilted view of Paris architecture. The jagged, repetitive diagonal lines remind one of Futurist depictions of movement.

As with most Feininger prints, Strasse in Paris was not editioned and this rare proof on beautiful Kozo paper, in unusually fine condition, was handprinted by the artist