Vente: 519 / Post War / Cont. Art II 19 juin 2021 à Munich Lot 490

 
490
Fritz Koenig
Korona, 1961.
Bronze with gray-black, partly auburn patina
Estimation:
€ 30,000 / $ 36,000
Résultat:
€ 95,000 / $ 114.000

(25% frais d'adjudication compris)
Description de l'objet
Korona. 1961.
Bronze with gray-black, partly auburn patina.
Clarenbach 257. Monogrammed on the base. From an edition of 3 casts. Ca. 29.5 x 22.5 x 10 cm (11.6 x 8.8 x 3.9 in).
Another copy is in possession of the Fritz and Maria Koenig Foundation, Landshut.
• Rare early work that already suggests the key characteristics of Koenig's sculptural creation.
• First copy from the edition of 3 that is offered on the international auction market.
• Acquired from the New York Staempfli Gallery, which showed the artist's first U.S. solo show in 1961.
• Around 1970 Koenig received the spectacular commission for "The Sphere", a monumental globe-shaped bronze erected between the two towers of the New York World Trade Center, today it is a world-famous memorial for the 9/11 attacks.
• In 2018 the Uffizi Gallery in Florence showed a grand retrospective exhibition in honor of the artist.
• Works by the artist are in many renowned collections, among them the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Guggenheim Collection, Venice, and the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich
.

We are grateful to Dr. Dietrich Clarenbach, Gauting, for his kind expert advice.

PROVENANCE: Staempfli Gallery, New York (directly from the artist).
Corprate collection Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (acquired from aforementioned in 1976).

490
Fritz Koenig
Korona, 1961.
Bronze with gray-black, partly auburn patina
Estimation:
€ 30,000 / $ 36,000
Résultat:
€ 95,000 / $ 114.000

(25% frais d'adjudication compris)