Ohne Titel (Mann und Frau). 1997. Wooden sculpture . Wawa wood, partly with colors, loose on wooden base. Each ca. 17.5 x 60 x 25 cm (6.8 x 23.6 x 9.8 in). Base: each ca. 92 x 71 x 35 cm ( 36,2 x 28 x 13,8 in).
PROVENANCE: Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York. Presumably private collection USA (acquired from aforementioned).
"After thousands of years of sculptures of man it takes extraordinary courage to create a plastic image of man without any sort of fashionable exaggeration or simplification. How can a sculptor create a figure in line with its time? Using the old and simple technique of sculpting in wood Stephan Balkenhol goes back to the roots inj order to overcome traditional images and to create his own ides of the human figure." Prof. Günther Gercken, in: Neue Kunst in Hamburg, Hamburg 1987, p. 9