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Hagenauer Franz


About the artist 1906 – Vienna – 1986
Designed by Franz Hagenauer
Executed by Werkstätte Hagenauer, Vienna, 1978-87, model no. 1077
Marked WHW, FRANZ, HAGENAUER, WIEN, MADE IN AUSTRIA, HANDMADE, one musician marked no. 1077
Material Chromium-plated brass, painted wood, painted steel
Dimensions Saxophonist: H 186 cm, W 67 cm, D 49 cm Drummer: H 168 cm, W 80 cm, D 80 cm Trumpeter: H 187 cm, W 64 cm, D 67 cm Pianist: H 147 cm, W 104 cm, D 43 cm
Provenance Christie’s East, New York, 9 June 1998, lots 165, 166 (for the trumpet and saxophone players); Seymour Stein, New York; Sotheby’s, New York, 11 December 2003, lot 59; acquired from the above by the present owner
Literature contemporary photographs from 1981 preserved in the Hagenauer archives at the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts (MAK), Vienna, inv. nos. HAF-853_1, HAF-854_2, HAF-856_1, HAF-857_1

The four musicians form part of a group of seven jazz musicians (+ cello, violin, flute) Sincere thanks to Dr. Maria-Luise Jesch, Austrian Museum of Applied Arts Vienna, Hagenauer archives for this information.

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