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Sale: 487 / Modern Art II, June 08. 2019 in Munich Lot 887

Lot description
Les Amoureux I. Ca. 1932 /33.
Bronze with brown patina, on light stone base.
Merkert 141. With artist's name and the date on lower right side, lower left side with the number. Additionally numbered under the base by a hand other than that of the artist. From an edition of 8 casts. 12.5 x 8.5 x 9.5 cm (4.9 x 3.3 x 3.7 in). With base: 17 x 8,5 x 9,5 cm ( 6,7 x 3,3 x 3,7 in).
Cast by Fonderie Čmile Godard (with foundry mark on lower left side). [CH].
Notable exhibition history.
Rare work from the artist's very small oeuvre
Accompanied by a photo expertise issued by Carmen Martinez and Viviane Grimminger on November 10, 1989.

PROVENANCE: From the artist's estate.
Collection Carmen Martinez.
Galerie de France, Paris (acquired from aforementioned).
Galería Theo, Valencia.
Private collection Spain (acquired from aforementioned in 1989).

EXHIBITION: Julio González. Plastik und Zeichnung, Städtische Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, May 5 - July 15, 2001, Sinclair-Haus, Bad Homburg vor der Höhe, August 7 - September 22, 2001, Städtische Museen, Heilbronn, September 28 - November 18, 2001, p. 72.
Julio González, Galería Theo, Valencia 1987.
Each presumably different copy:
Julio González, Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hanover, November 1 - December 01, 1957, cat. no. 38 (here with German title "Die Verliebten I", no illu.).
González. Sculptures, Dessins, Galerie Beyeler, Basel, October-December 1982, cat. no. 14 (with illu. in black-and-white).

"González,whom Picasso encouraged to take a more radical and liberal approach to his art in order to open up new prospects, pursued this newly discovered path with great perseverance. [..] Without phrasing a theory in one of his few texts, he redefined our concept of sculpting with far-reaching consequences for its development in the 20th century."
Jörn Merkert, author of the catalog raisonné, in: González. Sculptures, Dessins, Galerie Beyeler, Basel, October-December 1982.

Julio González
Les Amoureux I, Ca. 1932/33.
€ 30,000 / $ 33,900
€ 35,000 / $ 39.549

(incl. 25% surcharge)

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