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Sale: 479 / Classics of the 20th Century I, Dec. 08. 2018 in Munich Lot 870

Lot description
Albero. 1980.
Mixed media on canvas. Acrylic, pastel and charcoal, partly sprayed.
248 x 333 cm (97.6 x 131.1 in).
In order to experience the work's immediacy it is not intended for a presentation in a frame. The work is mounted on the wall by means of small nails.

We are grateful to the Fondazione Merz, Turin, for the kind support in cataloging this lot.

PROVENANCE: Galerie Konrad Fischer, Zürich.
Christie`s, London, Auction 7266 on Oktober 16, 2006, lot 253.
Private collection Rhineland.

"Nature is our only guarantee .. the only reality we can cling to."
Mario Merz in an interview with Marlis Grüterich, 1978, quote from: Kritisches Lexikon der Gegenwartskunst, volume 3, 1988, p. 15.

Called up: December 8, 2018 - ca. 17.46 h +/- 20 min.

Mario Merz
Albero, 1980.
Mixed media
€ 80,000 - 120,000

$ 92,000 - 138,000


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Buyer's premium, taxation and resale right apportionment for Mario Merz "Albero"
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Differential taxation:
Hammer prices up to € 500,000: 32 % buyer's premium
Hammer prices above € 500,000: for the share up to € 500,000: 32%, for the share above € 500,000: 27% buyer's premium
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Regular taxation:
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