Alfred Hrdlicka Autograph Folder and Foto CoA

Alfred Hrdlicka: Hand signed invitation of Ernst Hilger Gallery for an exhibition in 1998.

Additional folder for invitation to join his burial at Wiener Zentralfriedhof in 2009 (scarce).

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Additional photo print with a biography of the artist at reverse.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

The folders are ca. 21 x 15 cm, all in very good condition.

Alfred Hrdlicka (1928 – 2009) war ein österreichischer Bildhauer, Zeichner, Maler, Grafiker und Schriftsteller.

Alfred Hrdlicka (1928 – 2009) was an Austrian sculptor, draughtsman, painter and artist. His surname is sometimes written Hrdlička.

Hrdlicka studied painting until 1952 at the Akademie der bildenden Künste under Albert Paris Gütersloh and Josef Dobrowsky. Afterwards he studied sculpture until 1957 under Fritz Wotruba. In 1960 he had his first exhibition in Vienna; in 1964 he attained international attention as a representative of Austria at the Venice Biennale, Italy.

In 2008, his new religious work about the Apostles, Religion, Flesh and Power, attracted criticism about its homoerotic theme. The exhibition was housed in the museum of the St. Stephen’s Cathedral of Vienna. He taught many sculptors, such as Hans Sailer, Angela Laich and others.

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Leonard Bernstein Autograph on Photo CoA

Leonard Bernstein autograph: hand-signed b/w photograph (real photo as postcard).

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The Autographs comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Size: 9 x 14 cm, very good condition.

Leonard Bernstein (1918 – 1990) was an American composer, conductor, author, music lecturer, and pianist. He was among the first conductors born and educated in the US to receive worldwide acclaim.
His fame derived from his long tenure as the music director of the New York Philharmonic, from his conducting of concerts with most of the world’s leading orchestras, and from his music for West Side Story, Peter Pan, Candide, Wonderful Town, On the Town, On The Waterfront, his Mass, and a range of other compositions, including three symphonies and many shorter chamber and solo works.

Bernstein was the first conductor to give numerous television lectures on classical music, starting in 1954 and continuing until his death. He was a skilled pianist, often conducting piano concertos from the keyboard.

As a composer he wrote in many styles encompassing symphonic and orchestral music, ballet, film and theatre music, choral works, opera, chamber music and pieces for the piano.

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Brigitte Helm Autograph. Signed Ross Photo by Metropolis Actress. CoA

Brigitte Helm Autograph. Metropolis Actress. CoA

Brigitte Helm Autograph: Hand signed Photo from 1930s. CoA b/w portrait photo, published by Ross, hand-signed by Brigitte Helm.

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Size: 3,6 x 5,6 inches (9,2 x 14,71 cm), fine condition.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Brigitte Eva Gisela Schittenhelm (1908 – 1996 ) was a German actress, most famous for her role as Maria in Fritz Lang’s 1927 silent film, Metropolis.

After Metropolis, which was her second film, Helm made over 30 other films, including talking pictures, before retiring in 1936.

Her other appearances include The Love of Jeanne Ney (1927), Alraune (1928), Gloria (1931), The Blue Danube (1932) and Gold (1934).

In 1935, angered by Nazi control of the German film industry, she moved to Switzerland where she later had 4 children with her second husband Dr. Hugo Kunheim, an industrialist. After her retirement from films she refused to grant any interviews concerning her film career.

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Henry Moore Autoghraph Hand-signed Photo CoA

Henry Moore b/w photo, hand-signed.

Size: 8,2 x 14 cm, very good condition.

The autograph comes with a certificate of authenticity.

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Henry Spencer Moore OM CH FBA (1986) was an English sculptor and artist. He was best known for his semi-abstract monumental bronze sculptures which are located around the world as public works of art.

His forms are usually abstractions of the human figure, typically depicting mother-and-child or reclining figures. Moore’s works are usually suggestive of the female body, apart from a phase in the 1950s when he sculpted family groups. His forms are generally pierced or contain hollow spaces. Many interpreters liken the undulating form of his reclining figures to the landscape and hills of his birthplace, Yorkshire.

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Chinese Shou Shan Leisure Seal by Cun Lifu

Attractive grey shou-shan seal by the famous Chinese seal carver Cun li fu (邨立夫, 村立夫, 1890—1978).

 

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As actual seal 14 characters have been carved: 沥酒顾从今日后,更逢二十度花开, 2 lines from a Tang Dynasty poem by Wang Jian (王建).
Very well designed and carved.

24 x 24 x 18 mm, good condition.

Signed: Lifu (立夫)

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Attractive old Chinese Pa Tong Box 永宜昌白铜

Beautiful old Chinese Pa Tong container with lid. Diameter in floral petal shape. Engravings with plum-blossoms, bamboo and pine tree. Well executed.

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Bottom mark: Yong Yi Chang 永宜昌

Height: 16,5 cm, diameter: 84 mm.

Seems there was some heavy patina (still at inside of lid and bottom) which has been carefully removed years ago. Now again a very pleasing shade of age can be seen all over the box.

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Bruno Walter Autograph

Conductor Bruno Walter: b/w portrait photo, hand-signed with ink-pen. Embossed stamp by photo-studio Illinger in Salzburg). The photograph is from 1935.

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84 x 136 mm, good condition.

Bruno Walter (born Bruno Schlesinger, 1876 – 1962) was a German-born conductor, pianist and composer.

Born in Berlin, he left Germany in 1933 to escape the Third Reich, settling finally in the United States in 1939. He worked closely with Gustav Mahler, whose music he helped to establish in the repertory, held major positions with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Concertgebouw Orchestra, Salzburg Festival, Vienna State Opera, Bavarian State Opera, Staatsoper Unter den Linden and Deutsche Oper Berlin, among others, made recordings of historical and artistic significance, and is widely considered to be one of the great conductors of the 20th century.

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Pele Soccer Legend Autograph on large Photo CoA

Soccer Legend Pele Autograph on Large Photo

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Pele: one of the big soccer legends signed b/w photo.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. Size: 17,4 x 23,7 cm (6,8 x 9,4 inches).

Edson Arantes do Nascimento (born 1940, known as Pelé), is a retired Brazilian professional footballer who played as a forward. He is widely regarded as the greatest player of all time.

Pelé is also credited with making the phrase “the beautiful game” synonymous with football. In 1999, he was voted World Player of the Century by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS). The same year, France Football asked their former Ballon d’Or winners to choose the Football Player of the Century; they selected Pelé.

In 1999, Pelé was elected Athlete of the Century by the IOC, and Time named him in their list of 100 most influential people of the 20th century. In 2013 he received the FIFA Ballon d’Or Prix d’Honneur in recognition of his career and achievements as a global icon of football.

According to the IFFHS, Pelé is the most successful league goal scorer in the world, with 541 league goals.
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Set of old Chinese Patong 白铜 Paper Weights

Decorative old set of Chinese Patong (Baitong 白铜) paper weights, used by painters and calligraphers.

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The set is from the Republic period and in good condition. Some patina, artist signed.

Decorative design with fish under lotus leaves.

Size: 29 x 256 x 10 mm each, 622 gram (quite heavy).

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