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Kneeling Minotaur

Stefan von Reiswitz (München 1931 - 2019)


Kneeling Minotaur

Lot-No. 718

Proceeds : 1.200,00 €


Bronze, grey-green patinated. Minotaur, mixed creature of Greek mythology with bull's head and human body, is depicted here in meditative heel sitting with raised hands. Monogrammed 'ST'. H. 24,5 cm. - Provenance: Formerly collection Fritz van Ankum/Imme Reich-van Ankum, owner of Galería Arabal, Alicante. - German painter and sculptor, raised in Ruhpolding and Munich, von Reiswitz lived and worked in Málaga for decades. Inspired by North African and South European imagery, he created a diverse oeuvre of imaginative sculptures with fancy quotations from the world of antiquity alongside his work as a painter. Málaga commissioned him to design a large public park with his figures. Renowned galleries in Salzburg, Munich, Madrid, among others, as well as museums at home and abroad exhibited his work. Lit.: Enrique Castanos Alés: Reality, imagination, avant-garde and classic past. Study of Stephan von Reiswitz’s work, in: Exhib.cat. Stefan von Reiswitz. Palacio Episcopal de Málaga, 2001.

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Stefan von Reiswitz: Kneeling Minotaur


Stefan von Reiswitz (München 1931 - 2019)

Kneeling Minotaur

Lot-No. 718

Proceeds : 1.200,00 €

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Bronze, grey-green patinated. Minotaur, mixed creature of Greek mythology with bull's head and human body, is depicted here in meditative heel sitting with raised hands. Monogrammed 'ST'. H. 24,5 cm. - Provenance: Formerly collection Fritz van Ankum/Imme Reich-van Ankum, owner of Galería Arabal, Alicante. - German painter and sculptor, raised in Ruhpolding and Munich, von Reiswitz lived and worked in Málaga for decades. Inspired by North African and South European imagery, he created a diverse oeuvre of imaginative sculptures with fancy quotations from the world of antiquity alongside his work as a painter. Málaga commissioned him to design a large public park with his figures. Renowned galleries in Salzburg, Munich, Madrid, among others, as well as museums at home and abroad exhibited his work. Lit.: Enrique Castanos Alés: Reality, imagination, avant-garde and classic past. Study of Stephan von Reiswitz’s work, in: Exhib.cat. Stefan von Reiswitz. Palacio Episcopal de Málaga, 2001.

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