Zwei stehende Rehe. 1921.
Bronze with red brown patina.
Berger/Ladwig 51. Buhlmann 185. Ca. 9.5 x 16.5 x 3.7 cm (3.7 x 6.4 x 1.4 in).
There are various versions with the deers mounted in different positions and with or without plinth. [JS].
• Renée Sintenis is one of the most important German modern sculptors.
• The artist, who embodied the modern female type of the 1920s like hardly any other artist, was one of the driving forces in the Berlin art scene and was represented by the renowned Galerie Alfred Flechtheim.
• Animal sculptures are Sintenis' trademark.
• Sintenis created the iconic Berlin Bear in 1956.
PROVENANCE: Private collection Southern Germany.
LITERATURE: (iselection, each presumably a different copy)
Marie Laurencin - Renée Sintenis, Galerie Alfred Flechtheim, Berlin 1925, no. 23.
Gustav Eugen Diehl (ed.), Renée Sintenis, Berlin no date (1927), cat. no. 23.
René Crevel/Georg Biermann (Hrsg.), Renée Sintenis, Berlin 1930, cat. no. 23.
Hanna Kiel, Renée Sintenis, Berlin 1935, cat. no. 23.
"From an early age on, I had a much stronger relationship with animals than with people. I would say, I spent my whole life with animals. I left an inability to get along with people, to live with them. Animals were an absolute refuge for me in the face of all the demands of life had in store for me and which I didn't feel up to [..]."
Renée Sintenis, quoted from: Zwischen Freiheit und Moderne. Die Bildhauerin Renée Sintenis, ex. cat. Museum Ostdeutsche Galerie, Regensburg 2019/2020, p. 44.
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