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.
PROVENANCE: Private collection Southern Germany (acquired from the artist in 2001).