Auction House

Auction: Modern Art

05. December 2017, 6:00 pm

Object overview
Object

0359

Fritz Wotruba*

(Wien 1907 - 1975 Wien)

„Karyatide“
1963
bronze
h. 87 cm, w. 18 cm, d. 23,5 cm
signed and numbered: WOTRUBA (punched), 2/7 (on the base on the right)
Auflage: 2/7

Provenance

from the estate of the artist;
Erker-Galerie, St. Gallen;
acquired from the above in December 1985, private property Schweiz

Exhibition

1964 New York, Marlborough-Gerson Gallery, 10. 03. - 04. 04., ill. p. 30

Literature

Jürg Janett (Hg.), Otto Breicha: Fritz Wotruba. catalogue raisonné Skulpturen, Reliefs, Bühnen and Architekturmodelle, Erker-Verlag, St. Gallen 2002, WV-no. 257, ill. p. 234 (plaster model)

Certificate of authenticity of Fritz Wotruba Privatstiftung, 12 May 2016, is enclosed.
We thank Gabriele Stöger-Spevak for her scientific support.
The artist documented an edition of 7 casts, which are numbered with arabic numerals. One further bronze cast (unnumbered) is proven.
The cast number 2/7 is identical with the bronze, which has been exhibited during the Wotruba solo exhibition of the Marlborough-Gerson Gallery in 1964.

Estimate: € 50.000 - 100.000
Result: € 90.000
Auction is closed.