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Antun Augustincic (Croatian, 1900-1979) Standing Nude Boy

Auction:
3203B
Lot:
404
Sold for:
$2,460$2,000

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 3203B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
January 25, 2019 10:00AM

Description:

Antun Augustincic (Croatian, 1900-1979)

Standing Nude Boy
Signed "AUGUSTINCIC" in the bronze on the front of the base, stamped indistinctly "R...S" on the side of the base.
Bronze with gold patina, height 37 1/8 in. (94.3 cm).
Condition: Dust and dirt to interstices.

N.B. The sculpture is not currently plumbed as a fountain, although there is an example as a fountain installed on King Petar Svacic Square in Zagreb. Photographs may be viewed at http://www.zagrebacki.info/2012/04/djecak.html.
Estimate $4,000-6,000

The work has extensive dust and dirt as previously noted. There are also several small areas of oxidation or corrosion to the surface, primarily to the torse. We do not have a scale on which we can weigh it, but it is very heavy. The Zagreb fountain was a gift of the artist in 1954.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Antun Augustincic, Antun Augustinčić, Croatia, Furniture, Metalworking, Nude, Patina, Visual arts, Weathering, Zagreb

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