Elie Nadelman’s bronze horse was described “a visual demonstration of universal beauty” in a blog I wrote in December 2008.
Today another version of this distilled beauty sold through Sotheby’s for $842,500 against an estimate of $200,000 to $300,000.
In 1976 a larger version of Horse in an edition of 6 measuring 36″ in height sold for $20,000 through a gallery I worked for. More recently on May 24, 2000 it sold at Sotheby’s New York for $302,750.
The version of Nadelman’s Horse selling today was just 13″ in height. Clearly, universal beauty rules.
Corinne Cain of www.SavvyCollector.com