Measuring 80x59.5cm, the 1976 work depicts events of local village life, including the iconic Züglete or transhumance, when the cows move up to the mountain pastures. Estimated at CHF 3,000-5,000, it realised a staggering CHF 16,200 – a world record for the artist.
The work sold after 5 minutes of fierce bidding in the room and on the phone at Geneva’s Piguet auctioneers’ December 2019 sale. The price includes the buyer’s premium. The auctioneer did not specify who bought the work.
A year ago, this magazine reported, “Anne Rosat’s works of art are on display in many museums and collections around the world and her exhibitions in major cities – New York, Paris and London – have raised international awareness of the Swiss paper cutting tradition.” Thus this sale is the result of a long successful career.
The Hüsy in Blankenburg currently hosts an exhibiton of her work alongside paper cuttings by another famous artist, Ueli Hauswirth.
Alan Nazar Ipekian