Sale: 514 / Evening Sale, Dec. 11. 2020 in Munich Lot 231

Hans (Jean) Arp
Gurife II, 1954.
Relief. Cardboard and Pavatex, painted. On panel
€ 70,000 - 90,000

$ 81,900 - 105,300

Lot description
Gurife II. 1954.
Relief. Cardboard and Pavatex, painted. On panel.
Rau 464. Signed and typographically dated, titled and inscribed on a label on verso. Unique object. 98 x 69.5 cm (38.5 x 27.3 in), incl. original artist frame.
Arp conceived the title "Gurife" as an anagram of the word "Figure". The counterpiece "Gurife I" (1954, 108 x 78 cm) is part of the Collection Würth, Künzelsau.
• Wonderful composition in bright and gentle colors and in Arp's unmistakable curved style.
• Arp's reliefs paved the path for the "Shaped Canvases" of the 1960s.
• Owing to his three-dimensional biomorphic forms, Arp is considered one of the most prominent representatives of the international pre- and post-war vanguard.
• Arp's reliefs were shown at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, as early as in 1936, in 1958 he had a solo show at the MoMA and in 1969 a retrospective at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.
• The counterpiece "Gurife I" (1954) is part of the Collection Würth

PROVENANCE: Galerie Edouard Loeb, Paris.
Private collection Boulogne-sur-Seine.
Galerie Beyeler, Basel (with a label on the stretcher).
Private collection Switzerland (acquired from aforementioned in 1988).

LITERATURE: Tableaux et sculptures modernes. Vente. Paris, Guy Loudmer, Hervé Poulain, Pierre Cornette de Saint-Cyr, 1974, cat. no. 98, with black-.and-whitze illu. (there mentioned with the dimensions 81.5 x 54 cm, excl. frame).

Called up: December 11, 2020 - ca. 17.54 h +/- 20 min.


Buyer's premium, taxation and resale right apportionment for Hans (Jean) Arp "Gurife II"
This lot can be subjected to differential taxation plus a 7% import tax levy (saving approx. 5 % compared to regular taxation) or regular taxation.

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 2.4% including statutory sales tax.