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Hagenauer Franz

Man and woman

About the artist FRANZ HAGENAUER 1906 – Vienna – 1986 WERKSTÄTTE HAGENAUER
Designed by Franz Hagenauer, Vienna, 1986
Executed by Werkstätte Hagenauer, Vienna, model no. 1375
Marked Hagenauer Wien, WHW in circle, Made in Austria
Material Brass, polished, excellent original condition
Dimensions H 64 cm, W 43.5 cm, D 28.5 cm
Provenance James P. Infante, private collection, USA
Literature Cf. contemporary photograph in the Hagenauer archive at the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts (MAK), Vienna, inv. no. HAF 1111, model no. 1375
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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

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