Ripley Auctions

Lot 147

Previous image preload Next image preload

Description: Julia Venske and Gregor Spanle
(German, 21st Century)
Schrumpel #29, 2007
Lasa marble hand carved sculpture
Provenance: Property of the Estate of Craig W Johnson, purchased from the Margaret Thatcher Projects, NY, NY.

For Julia Venske and Gregor Spänle, a "shopping spree" is not what you might expect. Last summer, they drove three hours from their studio to buy three blocks—three or four metric tons altogether—of pure white marble. "We get the cut-offs," says Spänle, referring to the less costly chunks left behind after their favorite quarry in Italy cut stone for a mosque in the United Arab Emirates. The German-born bargain hunters met in 1992 at the Steinbildhauerfachschule in Laas, Italy. In 1996, they traveled to Australia for artist residencies at RMIT (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology). Now they live and work between New York and Munich, exhibiting in solo and group exhibitions in the United States, South America, Europe, and Australia.
5" x 34" x 6".

  • Dimensions: 5" x 34" x 6".
  • Artist Name: Julia Venske and Gregor Spanle
  • Medium: Lasa marble hand carved sculpture

Accepted Forms of Payment

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa, Wire Transfer


Professional in house shipping services are available. Shipping costs will include packaging, handling, and insurance. Shipping costs are in addition to the auction purchase amount. A low bid purchase price does not mean shipping costs will be any less. The minimum cost for shipping is $20.00. If you are not prepared to pay for our shipping, do not bid. Larger items may require a third-party shipper.

Successful bidders will receive a final invoice within 2-3 business days after the auction giving you payment and shipping details, if applicable, pertaining to the item(s) you have purchased. After payment is made your purchase will be shipped and tracking will be sent by email. Tracking information will need to be obtained by third party shipper for larger items purchased. It is the buyers responsibility to confirm shipping & billing address provided on invoices.

September 26, 2020 11:00 AM EDT

Indianapolis, IN, US

You agree to pay a buyer's premium of up to 25.0% and any applicable taxes and shipping

View full terms and conditions

From: To: Increments:
$0 $99 $10
$100 $199 $20
$200 $499 $25
$500 $999 $50
$1,000 $2,999 $100
$3,000 $4,999 $200
$5,000 $9,999 $500
$10,000 $29,999 $1,000
$30,000 + $2,500