Red and Green Steps Artist: Carl Buchheister (German, 1890–1964)


Modern and Contemporary Art

Not on view


Oil on canvas


99.9 × 60.7 cm (39 5/16 × 23 7/8 in.)
framed: 102.9 × 64.1 × 5.1 cm (40 1/2 × 25 1/4 × 2 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Collection Société Anonyme

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20th century


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KSD from the artist through Der Sturm, Berlin, 1929, for 600 marks

  • Ruth L. Bohan et al., The Société Anonyme: Modernism for America, ed. Jennifer Gross, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2006), 170, 190, ill.
  • Robert L. Herbert, Eleanor S. Apter, and Elise K. Kenney, The Société Anonyme and the Dreier Bequest at Yale University: A Catalogue Raisonné (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1984), 107, no. 85.
  • Robert M. Murdock, Berlin/Hanover: The 1920s, exh. cat. (Dallas, TX: Dallas Museum of Art, 1977).
  • Carl Buchheister, Carl Buchheister, ed. Jurgen Ahrens, exh. cat. (Ludwigshafen, Germany: Stadtische Kunstsammlungen, Ludwigshafen, 1975).
  • Wieland Schmied, ed., Wegbereiter zur modernen Kunst: 50 Jahre Kestner-Gesellschaft, exh. cat. (Hanover, Germany: Fackeltrager Verlag, 1966).
  • Wieland Schmied, ed., Wegbereiter zur modernen Kunst: 50 Jahre Kestner-Gesellschaft (Hanover, Germany: Fackeltrager Verlag, 1966).
  • Rudolf Lange, Niedersachsische Kunstler der Gegenwart: Carl Buchheister (Gottingen, German: Musterschmidt-Verlag, 1964).
  • Philippe d'Arschot, "Carl Buchheister: Konstante und Erfindung," Das Kunstwerk 17 (October 1963): 19-24.
  • Henning Rischbieter, Die zwanziger Jahre in Hannover: bildende Kunst, Literatur, Theater, Tanz, Architektur, 1916–1933, exh. cat. (Hanover, Germany: Hannover Kunstverein, 1962).
  • Philippe d'Arschot, "Carl Buchheister et les formes apparitionnelles," Quadrum: revue internationale d’art moderne XI (1961): 59-70, ill.
  • Collection of the Société Anonyme: Museum of Modern Art 1920 (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1950), 36.

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