Sale: 519 / Post War / Cont. Art II, June 19. 2021 in Munich Lot 497

 
497
Fritz Koenig
Zwei VI, 1973.
Bronze with black patina
Estimate:
€ 20,000 / $ 24,000
Sold:
€ 125,000 / $ 150.000

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Zwei VI. 1973.
Bronze with black patina.
Clarenbach 568. With the monogram. One of 3 casts. Height: 106 cm (41.7 in), incl. base disc. Diameter of base disc: 69 cm (27,1 in).
Mounted on a round base of weathering steel (height: ca. 113 cm).
According to Clarenbach (2003), the other two casts are in possession of the artist and at the Fritz-and-Maria-Koenig-Foundation at the 'Skulpturenmuseum im Hofberg' in the city of Landshut. [JS].
• One of only 3 casts.
• Very rare. Offered on the international auction market for the first time (artprice.com).
• The 'Kugelkopfsäulen' (Spherical Head Pillars), which subtly play with figurative associatios, are Koenig's inimitable contribution to 1970s sculpting.
• Around 1970 Koenig made the globe-shaped bronze "The Sphere“, formerly erected betwen the two towers of the World Trade Center, today it is a monument commemorating the 9/11 attacks.
• In 2018 the Uffizi in Florence honored the German sculptor with a spectacular retrospective
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PROVENANCE: Private collection Southern Germany (acquired from the artist in 2001).

497
Fritz Koenig
Zwei VI, 1973.
Bronze with black patina
Estimate:
€ 20,000 / $ 24,000
Sold:
€ 125,000 / $ 150.000

(incl. 25% surcharge)