Sale: 479 / Classics of the 20th Century I, Dec. 08. 2018 in Munich Lot 806

 

806
Fritz Wotruba
Marburger Relief - Teil 5, 1963/64.
Bronze with black-brown patina
Estimate:
€ 90,000 / $ 101,700
Sold:
€ 118,750 / $ 134.187

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Marburger Relief - Teil 5. 1963/64.
Bronze with black-brown patina.
Breicha 261. Unique cast. 164 x 77 x 20 cm (64.5 x 30.3 x 7.8 in).
The bronze was cast at the same time as the relief series was made. A unique bronze was merely made from the first part, too.
This is the only cast of the draft model, patinated by the hand of the artist.

PROVENANCE: Erker-Galerie, St. Gallen.
Private collection (acquired from aforementioned in the 1990s).

"My first drawings were copies of figures. I recall that my earliest impressions were evoked by stone and bronze figures and not by human beings of flesh and blood. I did not care for motion, was even disgusted by grimaces. I felt attracted by the firm and rigid, something that does not soften by the pressure of the hand; today I'd say that I developed a pasion for statues, for the hard and inflexible matter from an early point on. It gave me more satisfaction that any mock imitation of life."
Fritz Wotruba, 1959




806
Fritz Wotruba
Marburger Relief - Teil 5, 1963/64.
Bronze with black-brown patina
Estimate:
€ 90,000 / $ 101,700
Sold:
€ 118,750 / $ 134.187

(incl. 25% surcharge)