Impressionist & Modern Art

Impressionist & Modern Art

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Property from an Important Private Collection

Gunther Gerzso

Yaxchilán

Lot Closed

September 27, 06:41 PM GMT

Estimate

18,000 - 22,000 USD

Lot Details

Description

Property from an Important Private Collection

Gunther Gerzso

1915 - 2000

Yaxchilán


Inscribed Gerzso, dated 88 and numbered 4/6

Bronze

Height: 26 in. (66 cm)

Conceived and cast in 1988 in an edition of 6.

Private Collection, New York (acquired from the artist and sold: Sotheby's, New York, November 20, 2001, lot 35)

Acquired at the above sale

Rita Eder, Gunther Gerzso: El esplendor de la muralla, Mexico City, 1994, illustration of another cast in color p. 108

Yaxchilán, a Maya word that means "place of green stones," was one of the great religious centers of the Classic Maya period. The patina on this sculpture, painstakingly applied by hand, echoes the heavy encrustation of time on man's ancient monuments.