GATES OF HELL

Product Code: GATESOFHELL18
Availability: In Stock

Price: 437.000,00 kn
excl. VAT: 349.600,00 kn

Summary:
 
Year 1978
Bronze relief
Author Josip Konta
Limited edition 1/8
Certificate of authenticity
Info price: € 46.360,00 EUR  excl. VAT
                   € 57.950,00 EUR  incl. VAT
(depends on the exchange rate, official price is in Croatian kuna)
 
Short description:
 
Relief, patinated bronze:
height 55,5 cm
width 102 cm
depth 15 cm
 
Total weight 53,5 kg
 

The system for hanging the relief on the wall is included in the price.

Metal construction with a black backside on which the relief is set is not included in price. This metal construction is intended for our easier presentation of relief in space.

 
Free shipping!
 
Ships in a crate.

The weight of the crate is 41 kg, plus a protective filling made of light material.
The total weight of the wooden crate and sculpture is 94,5 kg.
 
This item usually ships within 10 business days.
Delivery Partner: DHL Express.
 
The sculpture is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity and all legally prescribed documentation.
 
The price of the artwork does not include the possible additional cost of customs clearance in the
country of destination. Customs costs will be borne by the buyer. It is the responsibility of the buyer
to be fully aware of the possible costs of custom clearance of a particular artwork in the country of destination.
Short biography:
 
Josip Konta was born in Livno, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on May 18th, 1946. After the High School of Applied Arts in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, he graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts Zagreb, Croatia, in 1972, and post-graduated on the studies as an associate in the master class of Prof. Antun Augustincic from 1972 to 1974.
 
After three years (from 1974 to 1977) as the director of the Art Foundry at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, he lives and works as an independent artist in Zagreb.
 
Fifty years of art work accompanied by a series of solo and group exhibitions that have resulted in artworks that are found in private collections both in Croatia and abroad.
 
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About sculpture:
 
The Gates of Hell, or alternatively, the Festival of Alienation, is a powerful relief modeled in Konta's characteristic technique depicting the agony of people, though surrounded by seemingly close people, in their alienation and maladaptation to the society in which they live.
 
Sculpture location:
 
You can see this sculpture at the art exhibition in the luxurious Bellevue Hotel,
on the beautiful Island of Lošinj, Croatia. The exhibition is set from 02/04/2021 to 30/09/2021.
 
The sculpture is available for sale through our online store or at the hotel reception.
 
Main features of Josip Konta's artworks:
 
The theme of artworks is often a critique of alienation and the various states of the human spirit and its position in society. Sculptural techniques, or the imperfect structure of sculptures, symbolically signify the imperfection of human. Horses mostly represent the human alter ego, the desired better self, but the almost impossible achievable better self.
 
It is important to emphasize, the observer is free to interpret each sculpture as he wishes, it is a matter of personal impression to which the artist gives complete freedom.
 
Note:
 
Josip Konta's sculptures made in bronze can be the only original copies
limited to eight copies (1/1 - 1/8), and four artist's copies (EA I/IV - IV/IV).

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