Author Josip Konta
Limited edition 4/8
Certificate of authenticity
Info price: € 8.470,00 EUR excl. VAT
€ 10.587,50 EUR incl. VAT
(depends on the exchange rate, official price is in Croatian kuna)
Sculpture, patinated bronze:
height 37 cm
width 6 cm
depth 7,5 cm
Plinth, stone travertine, removable:
height 10 cm
width 7,5 cm
depth 8,5 cm
Total weight 3,3 kg
Ships in a crate.
The weight of the crate is 14 kg, plus a protective filling made of light material.
The total weight of the wooden crate and sculpture is 17,3 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.
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.
For Josip Konta, women are extremely important in life. From his mother, from whom he separated early and headed in life,
to his wife, with whom he has been married for almost 50 years.
From this relationship arises this sculpture of a woman, named after the goddess Venus, who celebrates a woman.
You can see this sculpture at the art exhibition in the luxurious Boutique Hotel Alhambra & Villa Augusta
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.
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).