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Stephan Balkenhol

Two Lizards and a Man, 1993

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Group of three cast lead figurines,
each figure approx. 11 7/8 x 5 1/8 x 1 1/2”
(30 x 13 x 4 cm), weighing approx. 4.5 lbs.,
cast by Bärtschi Foundry,
Aefligen, Switzerland,
Ed. 85/XXV, signed and numbered

Graven image. A triumvirate of a man and two lizards cast in lead—a substance at once elemental and endearing—man coexists with beast, devoid of fear or hierarchy.


“Balkenhol’s sculptures derive their qualitative currency and significance from their origin in two diametrically opposed fields. They draw on the rational, sober, anorganic, and serial character of Minimal Art; yet they also provide immediate sensual access to the world.” Max Katz Parkett No. 36, 1993