Sale: 517 / Modern Art II, June 18. 2021 in Munich Lot 156

 
156
Gerhard Marcks
Stehender Jüngling, Arm eingestützt, 1945/1950.
Bronze with brown patina
Estimate:
€ 20,000 / $ 23,200
Sold:
€ 25,000 / $ 28.999

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Stehender Jüngling, Arm eingestützt. 1945/1950.
Bronze with brown patina.
Rudloff 462. With the artist's signet on the plinth, as well as with the number and the foundry mark "Rich. Barth Bln Mariendorf" on rear. One of three known Roman numbered lifetime casts. Height: 118 cm (46.4 in).
Cast by art foundry Richard Barth, Berlin in 1953.
• Part of Deutsche Bank Collection for more than 45 years.
• This is the first time in more than 20 years that a cast of this bronze is offered on the international auction market (source: artprice).
• Other works from the same year are at, among others, the Kunsthalle Hamburg, the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D. C. and the Wallraff-Richartz-Museum in Cologne
.

PROVENANCE: Deutsche Bank Collection.

EXHIBITION: Each presumably different copy:
Gerhard Marcks, Städtische Kunsthalle Mannheim, April 19 - May 25, 1953, cat. no. 18.
Gerhard Marcks, Karl-Ernst-Osthaus-Museum, Hagen 1953, cat. no. 16.
2nd Biennial, Middelheimpark, Antwerp, June 20.6.-30.9.1953, cat. no. 42.
Gerhard Marcks ('Kulturpreis' award winner), Neues Museum, Wiesbaden 1953, no cat.
Gerhard Marcks, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen (together with Galerie Vömel), Düsseldorf 1954, no cat.
Gerhard Marcks. An Exhibition of Sculpture with Drawings and Woodcuts, The Arts Council, London 1954, cat. no. 8.
Gerhard Marcks (on occasion of the 80th birthday). Plastiken in Stein und Bronze - Zeichnungen - Holzschnitte, Mannheimer Kunstverein, November 9 - December 7, 1969, cat. no. 23.

"Sculpting is a matter of balance and proportions, forms wrested from the chaos of life."
Gerhard Marcks, quote after: Günter Busch, Gerhard Marcks. Das plastische Werk, Frankfurt/Main 1977, p. 93.

156
Gerhard Marcks
Stehender Jüngling, Arm eingestützt, 1945/1950.
Bronze with brown patina
Estimate:
€ 20,000 / $ 23,200
Sold:
€ 25,000 / $ 28.999

(incl. 25% surcharge)