TIMO SARPANEVA 1926-2006
TIMO SARPANEVA 1926-2006
TIMO SARPANEVA 1926-2006
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TIMO SARPANEVA 1926-2006

UHRIHÄRKÄ (OFFERING BULL), 1983

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TIMO SARPANEVA 1926-2006
UHRIHÄRKÄ (OFFERING BULL), 1983
the glass cast by Iittala, carved glass, carved and polished granite
19 in. (48 cm.) high; 35 in. (89 cm.) wide; 16 in. (41 cm.) deep
Provenance
Timo Sarpaneva,
Thence by descent.
Literature
Timo Sarpaneva Finland, MAK, Vienna, Austria, 1985.
Timo Sarpaneva Glass Sculptures, Retretti Art Center, Punkaharju, Finland, exh. cat., 1987, p. 17
Exhibited
Timo Sarpaneva Finland, MAK, Vienna, Austria, 1985
Timo Sarpaneva Glass Sculptures, Retretti Art Center, Punkaharju, Finland, & Castello Sforzesco, Milan, Italy, 1987
Special notice

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

This unique work can be considered the masterpiece of the brief series of experimental works that Sarpaneva developed during the early 1980s. Glass may be blown or cast, but its inherent properties are not aligned with physical manipulation once cooled. Rigorous in his exploration of his chosen medium, it was inevitable that Sarpaneva should eventually turn to the carving of glass. Massive, raw blocks of glass were supplied by Iittala, to be physically rendered as monumental abstractions by mallet and chisel.

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