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Christian Berg

(Sweden, 1893-1976)
Estimate
40 000 - 50 000 SEK
3 640 - 4 550 EUR
3 810 - 4 760 USD
Hammer price
38 000 SEK
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Finland: Kuvasto

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Amanda Wahrgren
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Christian Berg
(Sweden, 1893-1976)

"Torso 45-III".

Signed C.B. The motif conceived 1945/1964. Polished and blasted bronze. Height 30 cm. Mounted on a stone base. Height including stone base 43 cm.

Literature

Torvald Berg, "Christian - Min upplevelse av skulptören Christian Berg", 1991, cat. no. 49, p 190

Artist

Christian Berg was a Swedish sculptor. He commenced his career as a naturalistic animal painter and he up until 1926 retained his artistry solely to painting. He encountered post-cubism whilst in Paris, which quickly became his artistic language. The road to sculpting he found one day when, with the help of clay, solved a problem with the lines of a drawn torso. Berg’s first sculpture, Torso 1926, became the starting point to his most intensive and active period of 1926-30. He created a collection of post-cubist sculptures and many torsos in various stages of development. He primarily worked with clearly defined concave and convex forms, allowing light to play on alternating glossy and matte surfaces. With the exception of his numerous stylised portrait sculptures ecclesiastical decorations, Berg remained loyal to abstract sculptures during the entirety of his artistic career.

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