09-18-2007 09-18-2007
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2375 Boston
September 18, 2007 12:00PMCalender

Artist-designed 18kt Gold Necklace, Hans Richter, Gem Montebello

Auction: Fine Jewelry - 2375 Location: Boston Date / Time: September 18, 2007 12:00PM


Artist-designed 18kt Gold Necklace, Hans Richter, Gem Montebello, Untitled, c.1967, composed of red and white tinted gold "winding" elements completed by rectangular trace link chain, lg. 14 1/2 in., numbered 7 of edition of 9, signed in script by artist.

Note: Richter was a German-born Expressionist artist, a member of the Blaue Reiter group, and one of the original founders of the Dada movement. A wounded war veteran, he was an outspoken a critic of militarist Germany, for which he was briefly jailed. Later a filmmaker in America, Richter is known for 8x8: A Chess Sonata, a collaboration with Max Ernst, Jean Cocteau, Alexander Calder and Marcel Duchamp partly filmed on the lawn at the artist's Connecticut summer house.

A necklace of this design was exhibited in Jewelry as Sculpture as Jewelry, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, 1973.
Estimate $8,000-12,000


Hans Richter, Expressionist, one of the original founders, Dada, artist , a member, Germany, critic, Alexander Calder, Jean Cocteau, Connecticut, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Institute of Contemporary Art