Arnold Auerbach 1898-1978
T04111 Mechanised Head1928
Bronze 420 x 181 x 230 (16 1/2 x 7 1/8 x 9 1/16) Cast inscription ‘Auerbach E.A.I.' on neck and cast foundry mark ‘VENTURI ARTE'
Presented by Galerie Huber und Reichard and Mrs Jean M. Auerbach, the artist's widow 1985
Lit: Arnold Auerbach, exh. cat., Galerie Huber und Reichard, Offenbach am Main, 1984, pp.16-17, repr.p.19.
‘Mechanised Head' was executed in 1928, the year in which ‘Torso Form' (see T04112">T04112) was also completed. Both works were made originally in plaster, in the artist's studio in Hampstead. Although not cast during the artist's lifetime, both were cast posthumously in bronze by the Venturi Arte foundry in Bologna in an edition of eight. A further, unauthorised, edition of three bronzes of ‘Mechanised Head' was produced by the St…