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'Trol'

Henry Heerup (Kopenhagen 1907 - Kopenhagen 1993)


'Trol'

Lot-No. 573

Starting Bid: 2.500,00 €


Around 1940. Grey-blue granite, later mounted on a sandstone column. Sculpture: h. 38 cm, column: h. 95 cm. - Hans-Günther Andresen describes the troll as follows: 'Primeval speaks from it, yet nothing violent. On the contrary: almost friendly, mischievous, even a trace of rough tenderness lies in it'. - Literature: Ill. in: Exh.cat.. Bilder Heimat. Kunst aus Schleswig-Holstein in einer Kieler Privatsammlung, Kiel 1996, p. 168, fig. p. 169, p. 193. - Provenance: Galerie Sfeir-Semler, Kiel (after their acquisition by the artist in 1988); private collection Kiel; thereafter by inheritance. - Danish sculptor, painter and composer, since 1949 member of the artist group 'Cobra', received his education at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, debuted in the 1930s with recycled art, assemblages from scrap and waste of all kinds as well as sculptures made of granite, became known mainly for his colour-intensive and expressive lithographs with themes from the world of Danish myths and folk tales. Mus.: Heerup-Museum, Rødovre.

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Henry Heerup: 'Trol'


Henry Heerup (Kopenhagen 1907 - Kopenhagen 1993)

'Trol'

Lot-No. 573

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Starting Bid: 2.500,00 €

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Around 1940. Grey-blue granite, later mounted on a sandstone column. Sculpture: h. 38 cm, column: h. 95 cm. - Hans-Günther Andresen describes the troll as follows: 'Primeval speaks from it, yet nothing violent. On the contrary: almost friendly, mischievous, even a trace of rough tenderness lies in it'. - Literature: Ill. in: Exh.cat.. Bilder Heimat. Kunst aus Schleswig-Holstein in einer Kieler Privatsammlung, Kiel 1996, p. 168, fig. p. 169, p. 193. - Provenance: Galerie Sfeir-Semler, Kiel (after their acquisition by the artist in 1988); private collection Kiel; thereafter by inheritance. - Danish sculptor, painter and composer, since 1949 member of the artist group 'Cobra', received his education at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, debuted in the 1930s with recycled art, assemblages from scrap and waste of all kinds as well as sculptures made of granite, became known mainly for his colour-intensive and expressive lithographs with themes from the world of Danish myths and folk tales. Mus.: Heerup-Museum, Rødovre.

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