BERLIN STREET FIGHT
by Anna Blume Huttenlauch
When Ernst Ludwig Kirchner’s 1913 Expressionist painting, Berliner Strassenszene
(Berlin Street Scene
), hits the block at Christie’s New York on Nov. 8, 2006, it carries a presale estimate of $18 million-$25 million, an estimable sum worthy of a work that seems to epitomize the dawn of 20th-century German cosmopolitanism.