29 June 2000
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF LILLIAN BELL CLARK
Max Bill (1908-1994)
inscribed with the signature and dated 'bill 1946' (on the upper side)
193/8in. (50cm.) high
Conceived circa 1946-47 and executed in the early 1980s
Acquired directly from the artist.
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E. Hütinger, Max Bill, Zurich 1977, p. 35 (the plaster illustrated).
The present work was done by the artist after a plaster version he created in 1946-47 (now destroyed) and is the tallest metal sculpture he ever realised. An up-dated version in granite (with lentil-shaped band) is standing in front of the Deutsche Bank headquarters in Frankfurt am Main.
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