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Franz Gertsch (b. 1930)
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Franz Gertsch (b. 1930)


Franz Gertsch (b. 1930)
signed and numbered '1/21 Franz Gertsch' (on the reverse)
woodcut on paper
image: 75 3/8 x 69 ½in. (191.5 x 176.5cm.)
sheet: 96 1/8 x 85 ¾in. (244 x 217.7cm.)

Executed in 2001-2002, this work is number one from a series of thirty unique versions

Gallery Haas & Fuchs, Zurich.
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2007.
A. Affentranger, The Magic of the Real, Bern 2004 (another from the edition illustrated, pp. 235-237).

Bern, Museum Franz, Gertsch Inaugural Exhibition, 2002 (another from the series exhibited, illustrated, pp. 156-157)
Hanover, Kestner Gesellschaft, Maik Schlüter/Veit Görner: Franz Gertsch, 2003 (another from the series exhibited, illustrated).
Aachen, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Franz Gertsch: Retrospektive, 2005-2006, no. 54 (another from the series exhibited, illustrated in colour, p. 161). This exhibition later travelled to Tübingen, Kunsthalle Tübingen.
Zurich, Galerie Haas, Franz Gertsch Holzschnitte, 2011 (another from the series exhibited, illustrated in colour, p. 54).

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Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.

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Lot Essay

‘Through his works Franz Gertsch introduces us to a world that is very close to his own, yet demystifying it. We see the faces of beautiful young women (for him the essence of humankind is represented in its purest form in the face of a young woman.)’
(E. Költzsch, 'Franz Gertsch, the Milkman and Mrs Blum, in Franz Gertsch - Holzchnitte,, Galerie Haas, Zurich, 2011, p. 70)

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