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Dorte Berner; Vulture
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Lot 365

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

Sold for R 15 000
Including Buyer's Premium and VAT R 17 588

Estimate R 15 000 - 20 000

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"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.

The Late Peter and Regina Strack Collection.

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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