Sale: 548 / Contemporary Art Day Sale, Dec. 08. 2023 in Munich Lot 184

Fritz Koenig
Magdalena, 1993.
€ 30,000 - 40,000

$ 31,500 - 42,000

Magdalena. 1993.
Clarenbach 972. Plinth with monogram. One of 2 copies in iron. Additionally another copy in bronze, painted. 75.5 x 38.5 x 20.5 cm (29.7 x 15.1 x 8 in). [JS].

• Very rare. One of only three copies.
• Particularly expressive work in the maximally reduced figuration characteristic of Koenig's oeuvre.
• Since the 1980s, the theme of death has occupied a special place in Koenig's work, resulting in his famous epitaphs as well as the groups of works "Paolo and Francesca" and "Icarus".
• In "Magdalena", Koenig combines the erotic motif of earlier works with the Christian iconography of the Descent from the Cross.
• For the first time offered on the international auction market.
• Koenig's sculptures are in numerous important collections like the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Guggenheim Collection, Venice, and the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich

PROVENANCE: Fritz-und Maria-Koenig-Foundation, Landshut.

LITERATURE: Dietrich Clarenbach, Fritz Koenig. Skulpturen. Catalogue raisonné, Munich 2003, no. 972 (full-page illu., p. 77, 240 and 241).

Called up: December 8, 2023 - ca. 14.52 h +/- 20 min.

Buyer's premium and taxation for Fritz Koenig "Magdalena"
This lot can only be purchased subject to regular taxation.

Regular taxation:
Hammer price up to 800,000 €: herefrom 27 % premium.
The share of the hammer price exceeding 800,000 € is subject to a premium of 21% and is added to the premium of the share of the hammer price up to 800,000 €.
The share of the hammer price exceeding 4,000,000 € is subject to a premium of 15% and is added to the premium of the share of the hammer price up to 4,000,000 €.
The statutory VAT of currently 19 % is levied to the sum of hammer price and premium. As an exception, the reduced VAT of 7 % is added for printed books.