The depictions of human heads are among the most impressive and best-known works by Franz Hagenauer. These sculptures run through the work of this important designer from the mid-1920s until his death. At the end of the 1960s, his initially fully sculptural figural representations gave way to designs of almost two-dimensional heads executed in a new technique: A nickel-plated brass plate served as the base, onto which tubes and other metal parts were soldered. The use of only a few materials gave rise to very individual art objects of reduced production and intense expression.
Sincere thanks to Dr Maria-Luise Jesch, Austrian Museum of Applied Arts Vienna, Hagenauer archive, for her kind information.
Cat. no. H21/85