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

Heinz Mack
Die Schnecke, 1954.
Post auction sale: € 45,000 / $ 49,500
Lot description
Die Schnecke. 1954.
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

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


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