Sale: 534 / Contemporary Art Day Sale, Dec. 09. 2022 in Munich Lot 153

 

153
Joannis Avramidis
Halbtorso, 1962.
Bronze with red-brown patina
Estimate:
€ 30,000 / $ 27,600
Sold:
€ 50,000 / $ 46,000

(incl. surcharge)
Halbtorso. 1962.
Bronze with red-brown patina.
Base plate with name and number. From an edition of 6 casts. 63.3 x 17.5 x 18.5 cm (24.9 x 6.8 x 7.2 in). [JS].

• This is a particularly early bronze in the artist's characteristic abstract style.
• To date only one other cast of this bronze was offered on the international auction market (www.artprice.com).
• Avramidis is one of the most important Austrian sculptors of the 20th century, in 2017 the Leopold Museum in Vienna honored him with a grand exhibition
.

We are grateful to the Atelier Avramidis for the kind support in cataloging this lot.

PROVENANCE: Galerie Brusberg, Berlin.
Private collection Berlin (acquired from the above in 1995).

"I want my works to be as timeless as possible. My ideal is that I could have made them any time in history, like in early Renaissance or antiquity.“

Joannis Avramidis, quoted from: ex. cat. Joannis Avramidis, Leopold Museum, Vienna, Cologne 2017, p. 215.




153
Joannis Avramidis
Halbtorso, 1962.
Bronze with red-brown patina
Estimate:
€ 30,000 / $ 27,600
Sold:
€ 50,000 / $ 46,000

(incl. surcharge)