Sale: 512 / Modern Art II, Dec. 12. 2020 in Munich Lot 438

 
438
Karl Hartung
Weiblicher Torso, Um 1948/49.
Bronze with brown patina
Estimate:
€ 20,000 / $ 23,400
Sold:
€ 25,000 / $ 29.250

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Weiblicher Torso. Um 1948/49.
Bronze with brown patina.
Krause 412. Base with estate stamp and scratched number. Posthumous cast from an edition of seven copies. Height: 41.5 cm (16.3 in).

• Inspired by nature, the work is characterized by a reduced style and a timeles beauty
• Karl Hartung's anthropomorphous nudes from the years 1948/49 are among his most famous works
• Visualization of his artistic creation between figuration and abstraction
.

We are grateful to the Estate Karl Hartung for the kind expert advice.

PROVENANCE: Estate Karl Hartung.
Collection Rauert, Hamburg (acquired from aforementioned in 2002).

EXHIBITION: (Each presumably different copy)
Karl Hartung, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, September 2 - October 12, 1952, cat. no. 90.
Karl Hartung, Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hanover, May 28 - June 28, 1953, afterwards at: Hamburger Kunstverein, Hamburg, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Kunsthalle, Bremen and others, cat. no. 28.
Abstraktion Figuration. Kunst in Deutschland 1945-1955, Galerie Pels-Leusden, Berlin, September 9 - November 15, 1989.
Sommergäste, Galerie Pels-Leusden, Kampen (Sylt), June 5 - August 20, 1994, Berlin, August 29 - October 9, 1994, cat. no. 62.
Karl Hartung. Werke und Dokumente, Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg, March 5 - June 1, 1998; Georg Kolbe Museum, Berlin, June 21 - August 23, 1998; Schleswig-Holsteinische Landesmuseen, Schloss Gottorf, Schleswig, October 11 - November 22, 1998; Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten, Marl, December 6, 1998 - January 24, 1999 and Gerhard-Marcks-Haus, Bremen, January 31 - April 11, 1999, cat. no. W31 (with black-and-white illu. on p. 110).

LITERATURE: (Different copy)
Cornelia Ewigleben und Hartwig Altenmüller, Die Sammlung Hubertus und Renate Wald, Hamburg 1998, p. 103 (with illu.).

438
Karl Hartung
Weiblicher Torso, Um 1948/49.
Bronze with brown patina
Estimate:
€ 20,000 / $ 23,400
Sold:
€ 25,000 / $ 29.250

(incl. 25% surcharge)