Ernst Fuchs “Sphinx II” Bronze Sculpture

Ernst Fuchs (Austrian, 1930 – 2015). Patinated bronze sculpture titled “Sphinx II,” 1991, depicting a crouching armless sphinx. Signed, numbered 224/1000, and impressed with the Strassacker Kunstguss Sussen along the figure’s leg. The sculpture rests on a stone base. Provenance: Dorotheum, Vienna, February 27, 2008, lot 167; From the Estate of Horst Rechelbacher, Osceola, Wisconsin. Horst Rechelbacher, the founder of Aveda and Intelligent Nutrients, was a pioneer in the field of safe and eco-friendly cosmetics. The same curiosity that led him to explore ways to improve the beauty industry led him to travel the world, collecting rare and beautiful objects as he went. This sale features selections from that lifetime of eclectic and inspired collecting, including furniture by Carlo Bugatti, Gabriel Viardot, and Josef Hoffman; artworks by artists ranging from Old Masters to Salvador Dali to Arman; an impressive collection of Indian sculptures; and much more. Be sure to explore our timed-only online auction of other fascinating objects from this collection that will be posted in mid-August. Height: 12 1/2 in x width: 6 1/4 in x depth: 11 1/4 in.