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R 17 588
Dorte Berner; Vulture
Lot 365

Lot Estimate
R 15 000 - 20 000
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About this Item

Dorte Berner
German/Namibian 1942-
Vulture
signed, dated 86, and numbered 2/6 further inscribed the foundry mark 'IMI 90.25.92'
bronze
height: 77,5cm; width: 50cm

Notes

"A work of art of special significance is the large, powerful 'Vulture' which was originally sculpted in steatite and then cast in bronze six times. Here Dörte Berner's dramatic talent becomes evident. The vulture's sudden forward movement is stopped by the curved beak, the point of which is as sharp as needle and leads back to the great powerful body."1

1. Adelheid Lilienthal, page 89.

Provenance

The Late Peter and Regina Strack Collection.

Literature

Adelheid Lilienthal (1997) Art in Namibia: National Art Gallery of Namibia, Windhoek: National Art Gallery of Namibia. Page 89 and illustrated in colour.


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