Gefesselter Haarmann. 1968. Carrara-Marble. Lewin 98. Verso of base with monogram and date. Height: 45.8 cm (18 in). The sculpture "Gefesselter Haarmann" is Hrdlicka's last sculptural occupation with the sex offender and mass murderer Fritz Haarmann, who was sentenced to death in Hanover on 19 December, 1924.
We are grateful to the Alfred Hrdlicka-Archiv/The Estate of Alfred Hrdlicka, Vienna, for the kind support in cataloging this lot.
PROVENANCE: Galerie Valentien, Stuttgart. Private ownership Stuttgart (presumably acquired from previously mentioned in the late 1970s). Collection Hildegard Auer, Upper Palatinate (obtained as present from previously mentioned).