Germann Auctionhouse Zurich
Important Paintings, Sculptures, Watercolors, Drawings and Multiples
Monday, 04 June 2018, 06:00 pm

Meret Oppenheim, Hermesbrunnen

Lot 36

Meret Oppenheim, 1913-1985 (CH)

Hermesbrunnen, 1966/2006

Bronze sculpture, electrified with a water pump with open circuit , water reservoir, both water outflows separately adjustable, with customary in the trade water connection .

CHF80'000 / 120'000
EUR70'000 / 100'000
USD90'000 / 130'000

Hammer Price: CHF 60'000


Height 2400 mm;
Diameter of the fountain basin 1890 mm.
The present work is the fith out of a series of six works + 2 H.C.
Foundry: Caporella, Rom.

German private property;
Private property Geneva.

Basel, Galerie Carzaniga,
29.9.2007 - 12.1.2008 (different copy).

see. Bice Curiger, Dominique Bürgi.
Catalogue raisonné Meret Oppenheim,
Spuren durchstandener Freiheit.
Zurich, ABC Verlag, 1984.
P 114 a and b, illustrations;
Exhibition catalog.
Meret Oppenenheim.
Basel, Galerie Carzaniga, 2007.
Page 25, color illustration of a different copy.

The, by the artist in 1966, conceived fountain in plaster mold was casted in bronze in 2006.

Fountains are f.e. in following collections:
Collection Würth;
Skulpturengarten Daniel Spoerri, Seggiano;
Park Goetheanum, Haus Duldeck, Dornach;
Berne, Galerie Kornfeld,
17. June 2011, Lot No. 132.

The consignor, if necessary, assumes the overhaul of the function of the fountain.