Sale: 524 / Post War / Contemporary Art II, Dec. 10. 2021 in Munich Lot 63

 

63
Stephan Balkenhol
Männlicher Akt, 2008.
Bronze in colors and with stool base
Estimate:
€ 30,000 / $ 30,000
Sold:
€ 40,000 / $ 40,000

(incl. surcharge)
Männlicher Akt. 2008.
Bronze in colors and with stool base.
Right foot with monogram, number and the foundry mark. One of three Roman numbered copies. Height: 207 cm (81.4 in).
Cast by art foundry Stassacker (foot with stamp). [EH].
• Large male nude figure
• To date no bronzes from this edition have been offered on the international auction market (artnet.com, October 13, 2021, 4:47 pm)
• Stephan Balkenhol is the leading spirit behind the revival of the figurative sculpture in the early 1980s
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PROVENANCE: Private collection Belgium.

"I think that [..] basically every depiction of a human figure is of existential nature, because it raises the question as to who I am, what am I doing on Earth, how do I see and feel."
Stephan Balkenhol in an interview with Heinz-Norbert Jocks, Kunstforum, volume 144, 1999, p. 272.




63
Stephan Balkenhol
Männlicher Akt, 2008.
Bronze in colors and with stool base
Estimate:
€ 30,000 / $ 30,000
Sold:
€ 40,000 / $ 40,000

(incl. surcharge)