• Menü
    Stay
Schnellsuche

Mahmoud Mokhtar's Gift to Sculptor Jules-Félix Coutan to Make Auction Debut

  • Auktion
    Mahmoud Mokhtar's Gift to Sculptor Jules-Félix Coutan to Make Auction Debut
    30.04.2019

Ashkan Baghestani, Sotheby’s Contemporary Arab and Iranian Art Specialist and Head of Sale, said: “It’s very exciting to have the opportunity to handle such a rare sculpture by one of the most pioneering sculptors of the Middle East. Often in Mokhtar’s works, the viewer is invited to seek out his deeply symbolic representations of larger ideas, and the fact that this powerful piece was given to the artist’s teacher frames it perhaps as an allegory of the transmission of knowledge – and the importance of leaning on each other for guidance and support.”

A rare and important sculpture by Egypt’s most significant modern sculptor, Mahmoud Mokhtar’s Three Beggars embodies the artist’s use of his classical training to mould local figures from Egyptian culture and Islamic history. One of only two examples of this work are known, with the other held in the collection of the Mokhtar Museum in Cairo. Having remained in the same private collection since it was gifted to Mokhtar’s teacher, the sculptor Jules-Félix Coutan, in the 1930s, the bronze is set to make its auction debut on 30 April, as part of Sotheby’s 20th Century Art / Middle East sale.






  • Seit ihrer Gründung konzentriert sich die Galerie Mäder auf Präsentationen von Schweizer Kunst...
  • 30.04.2019
    Auktion »
    Sotheby’s Auktionshaus »

    20th Century Art / Middle East 30 April, Sotheby’s London



Neue Kunst Auktionen
From a Universal Collector –
10 Jahre hat Prof. Thomas Olbricht, einer der ganz großen und...
Summers Place Auctions to sell
Summers Place Auctions are delighted to announce the sale of...
Jubiläumsauktion für Kunst
Zum 20jährigen Bestehen des Auktionshauses Quentin möchten...
Meistgelesen in Auktionen
Nomadische Knüpfkunst -
Aus der Sammlung des Künstlers Siegfried Cremer kommen 24...
From a Universal Collector –
10 Jahre hat Prof. Thomas Olbricht, einer der ganz großen und...
Sotheby's to Sell Modern
Sotheby’s to Offer Modern & Contemporary...
  • Mahmoud Mokhtar, Three Beggars, bronze, circa 1929-1930 (est. £80,000 – 120,000)
    Mahmoud Mokhtar, Three Beggars, bronze, circa 1929-1930 (est. £80,000 – 120,000)
    Sotheby’s Auktionshaus