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Lot 440

Klaus Ihlenfeld Modernist Sculpture, White Marble

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,200

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Klaus Ihlenfeld (American/German, b. 1934) 20th century abstract carved white marble sculpture, cube form with uniform depth linear circular impressions to the top and to each side, with rounded edges. Signed on base. 8 1/2" H X 8 1/4" W. Biography: Klaus K. Ihlenfeld was born in Berlin. He studied art at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste and completed graduate work with the metal sculptor Hans Uhlmann. He visited the US in 1957 for the first time living in Durham, NC, where he befriended Dr. W. R. Valentiner, the Rembrandt authority and Director of the Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC. Through this friendship in 1960 he met and worked with the metal sculptor Harry Bertoia in Barto, PA. Ihlenfeld joined the Staempfli Gallery in NYC and entered in many group and one-man shows. He has been an Artist-in-Residence in Ogden, Utah; Huntington Museum of Art in West Virginia, Penn State University at University Park; the Colorado State University in Denver; and Shippensburg University. He has large commissions at Kutztown University, Pottstown Hospital, and a monumental relief sculpture at the Emigrant Savings Bank in NYC. We wish to thank Mr. Ihlenfeld for confirming to us on 1/19/23 that this is his work. He noted that although he is best known for his bronze sculptures, this was one of only a handful of works he ever executed in marble.

Condition

Overall very good condition.

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The collection of Ronnie Steine, Nashville, by descent from his parents, Mr. and Mrs. David Steine.