• Lot 22

    MAX BILL (1908-1994)

    halbkugel um zwei achsen, 1966

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    Estimate

    MAX BILL (1908-1994)
    halbkugel um zwei achsen, 1966
    schwarzer Marmor
    D: 30 cm


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    Bei der hier angebotenen Skultpur handelt es sich vermutlich um den Prototypen, also die erste Version dieser Skulptur von Max Bill und dies ist ungewöhnlich. Manchmal kommt es vor, dass die gleiche Grundidee in verschiedener Dimension und andersartigem Material über Jahre hinweg variiert worden ist.
    Die Galerie Staempfli in New York eröffnete im April 1969 die Ausstellung „max bill“, die weiter in die Galerie Godard Lefort in Montreal zog und in Chicago im the Art Club of Chicago endete. In Chicago wurde dieses Werk erworben und war seit dann in der Kunstsammlung der heutigen Besitzerfamilie. Der Galerist Staempfli liess für diese Ausstellungsreihe eine sechsseitige Einladungskarte drucken, worin die Skulptur gross abgebildet war.

    The sculpture on offer here is probably a prototype, the first version of this sculpture by Max Bill, which is unusual. Sometimes an artist translates a basic idea into different dimensions in various materials over many years.
    In April, 1969, the Staempfli Gallery in New York hosted the exhibition “max bill”, and from there it moved to the Godard Lefort Gallery in Montreal, and finally to the Art Club of Chicago in Chicago. This piece was purchased in Chicago and has been a part of the owner’s art collection ever since. In the six-page invitation that the Staempfli Gallery had printed to accompany this three-stop exhibition, the sculpture now on offer was a major feature.



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    Provenance

    Gallery Staempfli, New York
    Privatbesitz, Nordamerika


    Exhibited

    New York/Montreal/Chicago, Staempfli Gallery/Galerie Godard Lefort/The Art Club of Chicago,1. April - 19. April/29. April - 17. Mai/27. Mai - 27. Juni 1969