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Lot 626 D

Fritz Koenig - Paar

Auction 1122 - overview Cologne
01.12.2018, 14:00 - Contemporary Art I
Estimate: 15.000 € - 20.000 €
Result: 22.320 € (incl. premium)

Fritz Koenig


Bronze with black brown patina. 49.2 x 15.5 x 15.5 cm. Monogrammed 'FK' (scratched) and stamped number. Cast 3/5.

The clinging embrace, couples entangled in the act of love, are always an incentive for Koenig to schematise anatomical forms and to emphasise the immense three-dimensional effect with 'bold' simplification. Reduced simplification versus expressive impact: a field of tension that the sculptor repeatedly exploits in connection with people and the horses that surround him. He shapes them accordingly with great vitality and a manner of weightlessness.

Catalogue Raisonné

Clarenbach 944


We would like to thank Dietrich Clarenbach, Gauting, for helpful information.