Rodin’s ‘Thinker’ Casting Fetches $11.1 Million At Paris Auction

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A selection of Auguste Rodin’s sculpture “The Thinker,” one of the world’s most iconic works of art, sold for €10.7 million ($11.14 million) at a Paris auction on Thursday.

Christie’s Auction House estimates that the casting of one of the 40 truly outstanding people is likely from 9 and 14 million Euros The record for Rodin “Thinker” was set at a Sotheby’s auction in New York in 2013 when it sold for $15.3 million.

A woman photographs the artwork before the auction on Thursday in Paris.

A woman photographs the artwork before the auction on Thursday in Paris. credit: Sarah Meyssonnier/Reuters

When she became pregnant by Rodin in 1880, her original size was about 70 centimeters (28 inches). The Thinker was called the Poet and was designed as a key element of the “Gates of Hell”, another important work of the French sculptor.

The sculpture originally represented Dante. The medieval Italian poet and writer of “Divine Comedy” leaned forward to observe the circles of Hell as he meditated on his work.

while still in The great ‘Gate of Hell’, ‘The Thinker’ was individually exhibited in 1888 and became an independent work.

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This statue was first enlarged in 1904, and life-sized statues such as those displayed in the Paris Rodin Museum have gained in popularity. with the image of a man lost in thought But a powerful body indicates greatness. action capability

The copy sold this Thursday by Christie’s is the size of the original model.

Top Photo Caption: Actor “The Thinker” by French sculptor Auguste Rodin is displayed before auction at Christie’s auction house in Paris, France, June 27, 2022.

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