Bronze with brown patina. Sign. to the reverse 'GRASS' and stamped 'E.A.' (30 copies), foundry mark by ARA KUNST, Altrandsberg. L. 44 cm. - German writer, sculptor, painter draftsman and Noble Prize Winner, internationally highly respected representative of the German post-war literature. Since 1947 Grass took up a stonecutter apprenticeship in Düsseldorf and studied 1948-1952 at the Düsseldorf Academy under Otto Pankok.