Das Tor (The Gate)

Lyonel Feininger

Das Tor (The Gate)


Etching and drypoint

Image size 10 5/8 x 7 13/16 inches (270 x 198 mm).

Edition 125

Keith Sheridan, LLC

Myrtle Beach, SC


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The gate depicted here is in the town of Ribnitz, a location where Feininger often spent his summers. Created after a brief visit to Paris in 1911 when Feininger was first exposed to cubism, Das Tor is a striking synthesis of expressionist influences and cubist idiom–a pivotal work which was to inform his entire artistic canon. Jennifer Roberts from MOMA writes that “this print, a high point in Feininger's oeuvre of some sixty-five intaglios from 1906 to 1924, was published after the war in Die Schaffenden, an important series of German print portfolios.”