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Sale: 479 / Classics of the 20th Century I, Dec. 08. 2018 in Munich Lot 856

 
Lot description
Vornübergebeugter Akt. 1906.
Sculpture . Sandstone.
Unique object. 72 x 55 x 34 cm (28.3 x 21.6 x 13.3 in).

Unique object, which had been considered lost for a long time. This work was amde at a very early point Kolbe's sculptural creation and presumably one of two works the artist made during a stay in Florence on a Villa Romana scholarship .
With an expertise issued by Dr. Ursel Berger, Berlin, on October 29, 2018.

PROVENANCE: Collection Paul and Herta Rohs, Radevormwald.
Private collection North Rhine-Westphalia (inherited).

EXHIBITION: 11th exhibition of Berliner Secession, Berlin 1906, no. 321, p. 33 (no illu.).

"..I struggled with painting - a torturous time! Until the painter gave up - I modeled a figure - I was to be a sculptor. My childhood dream came true."
Georg Kolbe 1931, quote after: Ursel Berger, Georg Kolbe, Leben und Werk, Berlin, 1990, p. 23

856
Georg Kolbe
Vornübergebeugter Akt, 1906.
Sculpture
Estimate:
€ 70,000 / $ 79,100
Sold:
€ 62,500 / $ 70.625

(incl. 25% surcharge)
 


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