Sale: 495 / Post War / Contemporary Art, Dec. 07. 2019 in Munich Lot 235

 
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Heinz Mack
Die Schnecke, 1954.
Bronze
Estimate:
€ 50,000 - 70,000

 
$ 55,000 - 77,000

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Lot description
Die Schnecke. 1954.
Bronze.
Honisch 224. With the artist's name and the number as well as with the foundry mark "Noack Berlin". One of 6 copies. 66 x 84 x 20 cm (25.9 x 33 x 7.8 in). Base: 116 x 36 x 36 cm ( 45,6 x 14,2 x 14,2 in).
Cast by art foundry Noack Berlin 2003.
• Offered on the international auction market for the first time.
• Early seminal work in a small edition of just six copies.
• Typical example of Mack's play with contrasts – standstill and motion – future and past – light and shade
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PROVENANCE: Galerie Neher, Essen.
Private collection North Rhine-Westphalia (acquired directly from aforementioned).

"To me the aesthetic criteria of working on a sculpture , [.] comprises the wish to give my work an identity, an inner structure, in which a wordless, melodic language and a rhythmical sound space create an atmosphere that makes the unutterable nature of the work visible, as apparition, as aura.“
Heinz Mack

Called up: December 7, 2019 - ca. 14.35 h +/- 20 min.

 


Buyer's premium, taxation and resale right apportionment for Heinz Mack "Die Schnecke"
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Differential taxation:
Hammer prices up to € 500,000: 32 % buyer's premium
Hammer prices above € 500,000: for the share up to € 500,000: 32%, for the share above € 500,000: 27% buyer's premium
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Regular taxation:
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Resale right apportionment:
Objects made by artists who have not died at least 70 years ago are subject to a resale right apportionment of 1.5% plus statutory sales tax.