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A BRASS BUST
BY HAGENAUER, 1930s
modelled as a highly stylised face in profile, on a circular base, underside stamped FRANZ Hagenauer Wien Made in Austria, stamped WHW monogram
10in. (25.5cm.) high

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Taking stylization to the extreme was the Viennese firm of Hagenauer whose's output included mask-like dancers, streamlined figures and animals, formalized boats and cars, working usually in bronze, copper, brass or ebonised wood. Their work often reflects the influence of Modigliani or Brancusi.
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