Description & Technical information

Designed by: Franz Hagenauer, Vienna, 1986

Executed by: Werkstätte Hagenauer, Vienna, model
no. 1375

Marked: Hagenauer Wien, WHW in circle, Made in Austria

Brass, polished,
excellent original condition

H 64 cm, W 43.5 cm, D 28.5 cm

The depictions of
human heads are among the most impressive and best-known works by Franz
Hagenauer. These sculptures run through the work of this important designer
from the mid-1920s until his death. At the end of the 1960s, his initially
fully sculptural figural representations gave way to designs of almost
two-dimensional heads executed in a new technique: A nickel-plated brass plate
served as the base, onto which tubes and other metal parts were soldered. The
use of only a few materials gave rise to very individual art objects of reduced
production and intense expression.

Sincere thanks
to Dr Maria-Luise Jesch, Austrian Museum of Applied Arts Vienna, Hagenauer
archive, for her kind information.

Provenance: James
P. Infante, private collection, USA

Newly added cat. no. H21/85

Date:  1986
Dimensions: 64 x 43.5 x 28.5 cm (25¹/₄ x 17¹/₈ x 11¹/₄ inches)
Provenance: James P. Infante, private collection, USA


Cf. contemporary
photograph in the Hagenauer archive at the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts
(MAK), Vienna, inv. no. HAF 1111, model no. 1375