Sale: 487 / Modern Art II, June 08. 2019 in Munich Lot 823

 
823
Gerhard Marcks
Venus, sich die Haare aufbindend, 1960.
Bronze with gold-brown patina
Estimate:
€ 25,000 / $ 30,000
Sold:
€ 31,250 / $ 37.500

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Venus, sich die Haare aufbindend. 1960.
Bronze with gold-brown patina.
Rudloff 748. Plinth with artist's signet. Rear of plinth with number and foundry mark "Guss Barth Berlin". From an edition of 6 casts. Height: 142.5 cm (56.1 in).
This figure is based on studies Gerhard Marcks made of the model Merwe Scherneck in 1960 (cf. Rudloff 742). These studies also led to the figures "Stehende, Hand auf dem Kopf" (Rudloff 743) and "Stehende, halbbekleidet" (Rudloff 774). [EL].

PROVENANCE: Leonard Hutton Galleries, New York.
Private collection New York (family property since 1968).

EXHIBITION: Gerhard Marcks, Graphisches Kabinett Baedecker, Essen 1963, no p. (presumably different copy).
Acht Kölner Bildhauer, Stadthalle Köln-Mülheim 1964, cat. no. 60 (presumably different copy).
Gerhard Marcks, Katharinenkirche Lübeck 1964, no. cat. (presumably different copy).
A Comprehensive Exhibition of Bronze Sculpture by Gerhard Marcks, Leonard Hutton Galleries, New York 1967, cat. no. 26, with illu. (our copy).
Gerhard Marcks - Handzeichnungen, Holzschnitte und Plastiken, Galerie Brumme, Frankfurt 1969, cat. no. 77 (different copy).
Gerhard Marcks - zum achzigsten Geburtstag, Galerie Nierendorf, Berlin 1969, cat. no. 65, with illu. (different copy).
Gerhard Marcks - Plastiken, Zeichnungen, Graphik, Galerie Ketterer, Munich 1971, cat. no. 43, with illu. (different copy).
Gerhard Marcks, Musée Rodin, Paris 1971/72, cat. no. 45 (different copy).

LITERATURE: Sotheby Parke-Bernet, New York, auction April 4, 1968, lot 172.

Essay
The motif of the standing nude is recurrent in Marck's oeuvre of sculptures. The classic proportions in the artist's characteristic archaic style become more obvious in this work than it is the case with most of his other accomplishments. The young girl's gracile posture in combination with the tender contour lines and the chatoyant surface structure make for the special appeal that this bronze emanates.
823
Gerhard Marcks
Venus, sich die Haare aufbindend, 1960.
Bronze with gold-brown patina
Estimate:
€ 25,000 / $ 30,000
Sold:
€ 31,250 / $ 37.500

(incl. 25% surcharge)