Large Hagenauer Werkstätte Carved Walnut Figure of a Reclining Nude, c.1930
on copper base with impressed marks: Hagenauer | wHw | Made in Austria | Handmade
10.3 x 28.5 in — 26.2 x 72.4 cm
September 13, 2018
Austrian designer Karl Hagenauer Werkstätte best known for his Art Deco sculptures.
Often inspired by African art, Hagenauer explored an aesthetic similar to Pablo Picasso’s early Cubist paintings, which were also influenced by North African masks and figurines.
Hagenauer’s works are composed of brass or wood to depict stylized animals, athletes, mythical creatures, and celebrities of his time, notably including famed American performer Josephine Baker. Some of these works also functioned as high-end utilitarian household objects, such candlesticks, corkscrews, ashtrays, and cigar cutters.
His works can be found in the Museum of Art Nouveau and Art Deco in Salamanca and The Museum of Modern Art in New York.
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