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Lot 17 (Out of the Ordinary, 11th February 2020)

*HEDI SCHICK (Austrian-British, 1906-1999)

*HEDI SCHICK (Austrian-British, 1906-1999)
CAN-CAN GIRL, a seated burlesque cancan girl with other performers in the background
Signed H Schick l.l., oil on canvas
40 x 50cm

Hedi Schick, in her younger years, was strongly influenced by Oskar Kokoschka and Otto Dix. She studied at the Vienna Kunstgewerbeschule (School of Applied Arts), from which she graduated in the early 1930s.

As a Jewish woman, Hedi Schick escaped Nazi persecution in Austria, came to Britain in the late 1930s and began working, producing theatre backdrops and scene painting. She received British Citizenship in 1947. Much of this work was based on her family's experiences in the Holocaust.

*Artist's Resale Right may apply to this lot.

Sold for £480

Condition report

Not framed.
No provenance, however picture looks to be in Hedi Schick hand, some cracking to paint, possibly over painting to shoulder/arm area.
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The auction details are as follows:

Auction: Out of the Ordinary, 11th February 2020


7 February 2020, 9am - 5pm
9 February 2020, 10am - 1pm
10 February 2020, 9am - 5pm
11 February 2020, from 9am

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All lots should be removed by 5pm on Friday 21 February 2020.  Selected lots remaining after this date will be removed to:  Perry Removals, Chapel End, Broxted, Essex CM6 2BW.  Removal will be at a cost of £20 per lot and storage will be charged at £2 per lot, per day.


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