Sale: 503 / Post War / Contemporary Art II, July 17. 2020 in Munich Lot 5

 
5
Jonas Burgert
Untitled, 2012.
Bronze, with different degrees of patination, w...
Estimate:
€ 30,000 / $ 35,700
Sold:
€ 40,000 / $ 47.600

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Untitled. 2012.
Bronze, with different degrees of patination, with a steel cable. On gray hardfiber base.
One foot with the signature, the number and with a barely legible inscription "WFK[?]". From an edition of 9 copies. Ca. 56 x 43 x 43 cm (22 x 16.9 x 16.9 in). Base: 97 x 30 x 25 cm (31,1 x 11,8 x 9,8 in).
Total dimensions variable. [JS].
• One of the rare sculptures by the Berlin shooting star
• This is the first time that a copy of this bronze id offered on the international auction market. In total. To date only one other bronze has been offered (source: artprice.com)
• With his disturbingly surreal Realism Burgert is among the internationally most popular representatives of New German Figuration
• Burgert‘s work realize top prices on international fairs and were discovered by the successful British patron and art dealer Charles Saatchi at an early point
• He had his breakthrough in 2005, the year this work was made, with his exhibition "Geschichtenerzähler" at the Kunsthalle Hamburg. Burgert‘s depiction of mythical creatures is often compared with the imagery of Hieronymus Bosch. Today his works are in possession of, among others, the collection of the London Saatchi Gallery, the Kunsthalle Hamburg and the collection Sander in Berlin
Currently Burgert‘s sculptures are shown at Arp Museum, Rolandseck
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PROVENANCE: Private collection Rhineland.

"It is the ideal self, but also self that marks our dark side, our addictions. That is why I am the opposite of a realistic painter. [..] If you get into these scenarios here for a little longer here, you will notice that they are are not that insane. Its not some crazy aliens but people who wear strange clothes and dye their skin." Jonas Burgert, quote from: https://www.jonasburgert.de/2016/02/17/eva-karcher-h-o-m-e/#more-276

5
Jonas Burgert
Untitled, 2012.
Bronze, with different degrees of patination, w...
Estimate:
€ 30,000 / $ 35,700
Sold:
€ 40,000 / $ 47.600

(incl. 25% surcharge)