Sale: 502 / Modern Art II, July 18. 2020 in Munich Lot 392

 
392
Karl Hartung
Liegende, 1948.
Bronze with red-brown patina
Estimate:
€ 20,000 / $ 23,400
Sold:
€ 22,500 / $ 26.325

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Liegende. 1948.
Bronze with red-brown patina.
Krause 405. Verso with the signature. Base with embossed stamp "HARTUNG" and inscription "N". 30 x 47.5 x 30 cm (11.8 x 18.7 x 11.8 in).
Posthumous cast.
• Karl Hartung‘s resting anthropomorphous nudes from1948/49 are among his best sculptures
• Striking contrast between a dramatically conceived physicalness and a calm classic profile
• Karl Hartung‘s examines the relation between the three-dimensional volume and the opening towards the exterior
.

PROVENANCE: Private collection Southern Germany.

EXHIBITION: Karl Hartung. Aus der Werkstatt eines Bildhauers, Berlin, Galerie Springer 1949 (different copy).
Karl Hartung, Städtische Kunsthalle, Recklinghausen 1953 (different copy.
Karl Hartung 1908 - 1967, -Eine Werkübersicht zum 80. Geburtstag, Galerie Pels-Leusden, Berlin 1988 (probably different copy).
Abstraktion Figuration. Kunst in Deutschland 1945 - 55, Galerie Pels-Leusden, Berlin 1989 (probably different copy).

392
Karl Hartung
Liegende, 1948.
Bronze with red-brown patina
Estimate:
€ 20,000 / $ 23,400
Sold:
€ 22,500 / $ 26.325

(incl. 25% surcharge)