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Lot 713

Ernst Fuchs, The Fall of Sodom & Gomorrah, Oil/Panel

Estimate: $40,000 - $60,000
Starting Bid
$24,000

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Property of Jane Tucker-Radley

Description:

Ernst Fuchs (Austrian, 1930-2015), The Fall of Sodom and Gomorrah, Oil on Wood Panel, unsigned, but illustrated in 'Ernst Fuchs: Zeichnungen und Graphik, aus der Fruen Schaffensperiode mit HinWeisen auf die Malerei, 1942-1959' edited by Friedrich Haider, Wien 2003, pg. 193, titling the work 'Der Untergang von Sodom und Gomorrah, Mischtechnik aux Holz, Paris, 1953-54, Privatbesitz, USA', the central figure nude with arms raised, the head engulfed in flames, standing on a large unicorn which in turn stands on a carved well with small figures within, above the central figure are the burning cities, a crucifixion is depicted to the right, the well is surrounded by both male and female figures carrying torches, directly below the well is a robed woman holding the sun and moon, below her is a figure of a baby, with figure of a man playing a stringed instrument in the lower right corner and a mythological beast in the lower left corner, all in tones of red and grey, with velvet mat and in a wood frame. Frame size: 32 1/8 in. x 21 1/8 in.

Ernst Fuchs was an Austrian artist and co-founder of the School of Fantastic Realism. His paintings, sculpture, and prints address themes of religion and mysticism, executed in luminous colors and textures, which is achieved by mixing egg tempera with paint and resin. Born in 1930 in Vienna, Austria, Fuchs was influenced by the work of Gustav Klimt, Salvador Dalí, and Egon Schiele. As a student in the Academy of Fine Arts in his home city, he met Rudolf Hausner, Arik Brauer, Anton Lehmden, and Wolfgang Hutter—together, they would later found the Vienna School of Fantastic Realism. Operating under the principles of painting from the Old Masters, the students explored ideas of allegory, symbolism, and eroticism. The Ernst Fuchs Museum opened in 1988 and occupies the former Otto Wagner Villa in Hutteldorf outside of Vienna. (Artnet)

Measurements: Height: by sight, 24 1/2 in. x Width: 13 1/2 in.

Condition:

Overall good condition, craquelure with inpainting around arms of central figure, craquelure with inpainting lower left corner to the left side of the head of a mythical creature, other scattered areas of craquelure, small horizontal age crack across center of lower half, light wear to frame.

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