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Sale: 468 / Modern Art I, June 09. 2018 in Munich Lot 747

 
Lot description
Pax. 1953 /54.
Bronze with green-gray patina.
With name and foundry mark "Bildgiesser A. Bischoff Düsseldorf". Unique object. One of three variants of the large bronze with the "Pax" motif. Each copy has slightly varying details. Ca. 350 x 230 cm (137.7 x 90.5 in) , incl. bronze base.
Cast by art foundry August Bischoff Düsseldorf before 1960.
Another large bronze of the "Pax" motif standing on two snakes holding an oil twig and with different gown, can be found on the artist's grave site.
Largest sculpture by the artist ever offered on the international auction market (source: www.artprice.com).
With a confirmation from Joe F. Bodenstein, Archiv Arno Breker Kunst-Museum, Nörvenich, dated April 23, 2018.

PROVENANCE: Private collection Essen (presumably acquired directly from the artist).
Private collection Rhineland (acquired from aforementioned around twenty years ago).

"I am the sculptor of man, the trinity of the beauty of body, mind and soul.“
Arno Breker, Paris, 1975, quote from: Ronald Hirlé/Joe F. Bodenstein, Arno Breker - Sculpteur, Dessinateur, Architecte, Strasbourg 2010

747
Arno Breker
Pax, 1953/54.
Bronze
Estimate:
€ 70,000 / $ 80,500
Sold:
€ 81,250 / $ 93.437

(incl. 25% surcharge)
 


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