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    Sale 2771

    The Sculpture Sale

    21 November 2007, Amsterdam

  • Lot 1111

    Olivier Strebelle (Belgian, b. 1927)

    A Couple

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Olivier Strebelle (Belgian, b. 1927)
    A Couple
    signed with initials, dated, numbered and with the foundry mark 'OS 53 1/5 Cera Persa Brotal Menorisio' (on the bronze base)
    bronze with a brown green patina
    56 cm. high (incl the bronze base)
    Conceived in 1953 in an edition of 5


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    The present lot was a design for a (never executed) monument on the Inga dam in former Belgian Kongo.

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    Literature

    S. Orloff ed., Olivier Strebelle, Logboek van een kunstenaar, Ghent 1986, p. 52 (the larger version ill.) and p. 324, no. 98 (another cast ill.)