€10,400 Von Stuck horse sculpture to appear in Geneva


2015-06-26 11:58:47


10,400 Von Stuck horse sculpture to appear in Geneva

This two-of-a-kind work by the Mnchner Secession founder will race out of the paddock in Switzerland

Koller Auctions of Geneva, Switzerland, is holding an auction of Art Nouveau and Art Deco on May 19.

Highlights in the auction will include an impressive bronze sculpture by Franz Von Stuck, titled Amazon on horseback.

Only two monumental versions of this bronze exist. One from 1913-14 stands in front of the Villa Stuck Museum in Munich.

Another, from 1895, can be found in the Weidendamm Park in Eberswalde, north of Berlin.

Franz Von Stuck's Amazon on horseback

Typical of the artist's worksare are the taut, muscular forms of the warrior and the sinuous tension depicted in the horse.The sculptureis estimated at 6,900-10,400.

Von Stuck was one of the founders of the "Mnchner Secession" along with other such illustrious artists including Max Liebermann and Lovis Corinth.

Other highlights in the sale include a "Poissons" lamp by Ren Lalique crowned by a "Larmes" frosted glass lampshade. It will auction in the sale's glassware section, also estimated at 6,900-10,400.

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