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"The Four Elements: Fire, Water and Earth, Air" by Adolf Ziegler in Munich and first displayed
in the House of German Art in 1937; a canvas highly favored by Adolf Hitler.

 

 

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Silver Statue by N.S. Artist Josef Thorak (Item ART 1-1)

DESCRIPTION: Germania International, LLC now enjoys the reputation of being unique because the articles of history offered here lead and vastly surpass all competitors’. We constantly strive to bring you, the connoisseur, the finest and, ultimately, the most rare and important of Third Reich objects. He we present what is without a doubt one of the greatest pieces of Nazi art ever offered on the web. This is a magnificent unique statue by one of the two most prolific and superb artists in N.S. Germany, namely Arno Brecker and Josef Thorak, both sculpting heroic-proportion Germanic subjects. These were the official state artists, reaching this coveted title through their supreme skill in sculpting the human figure in the form which God created them in. Thorak depicted men and women as nature and divinity intended. No one since Michelangelo ever came close to their work. It was truly heavenly inspired, indeed! This elegant example of Thorak's work is cast in pure 800 silver--not plated--but solid silver. Why silver and not bronze? Because it was actually an official state presentation to Germany's chancellor, Adolf Hitler. On the base one can perceive the words engraved there: "Nürnberg - Reichs - Parteitag 1937." This pilot piece was actually presented to Hitler himself by Josef Thorak in commemoration of the future unveiling of the same figure in gigantic proportion at the grounds of the party rallies. In several books on the art of the Third Reich, this very same silver statue is shown. Note the picture we have provided directly from the official German book, Reichstagung in Nürnberg 1937, Der Parteitag der Arbiet, Reich's Meeting in Nuremberg 1937, The Party Day of Work showing the actual silver figure we offer here (THE VERY ONE!). The words underneath the picture translate to: "'Victory of Labor' by Professor Thorak, an honorary gift to the Führer from the artist." This is without a doubt at least one of the most famous creations by one of the most renowned artists of immense majestic statuary. Thorak's work transcends the Nazi era and there have been many articles in books and magazines about this man and his immortal creations. The importance of this wonderful objet d'art cannot be overemphasized, not only because of the great fame of the artist or the prestige of to whom it was presented, but for the sheer beauty of the piece itself. Whether the later figure in huge proportion was shown in bronze or stone is unknown to us at this time. The sculpture was said to have been modeled from a picture of German Olympic gold-medal winner Tillie Fleischer, who was a favorite of Adolf Hitler. The figure was, we believe, meant to have been the largest central theme within the confines of the planned, but never completed, Sportspalast on the rally grounds. The figure also became the forerunner of the popular theme, which dominated the Third Reich art form. In the accompanying pictures of Thorak statuary one can readily see the Kunstgeist, or motif, valiantly expressed. The artist on behalf of the Ministry of Labor presented the nude figure personally. This must have been the absolute highlight of the artistic career of this extremely fine artist, born in 1889, the same year as the Führer, and not geographically far apart--Thorak in Vienna, Hitler a few miles away in Brannau. A sketch of this illustrious career and a history of his works will accompany the statue. As long as man aspires to artistic fineness and admires the human body in its finest portrayal, Josef Thorak's works will be remembered. Here is the chance to acquire the "best of the best" and to preserve it for posterity. At the end of the war many of Thorak's works were destroyed by the Kulturträger, "Bringers of Culture:" the equestrian statue of Frederick the Great, the model for the "monument to work," and the groups for the Nuremberg Marsfeld, so, in all probability "Sieg der Arbeit" in its final form was one of them. The Bekronung, group, discovered in his studio in Berlin was used by American soldiers for target practice. This figure has the artist's signature on the reverse of the base: 'THORAK.' The '800' silver mark appears with the moon and crown acceptance mark on the side of this base. The figure weighs about 45 pounds and is about 34 ½ inches high. The measurement of the black marble base is 10 by 7 ¾ by 1 ¾ inches. After the auspicious occasion of its presentation, the figure was taken to the Führerbau or "leader's building" in Munich. In this beautiful building in what was known as the Haupstadt der Bewegung or "Head City of the Movement," it stayed until looted by GI's. This building still stands today in the Königsplatz and is virtually unchanged except that the once-proud eagles and swastikas that surmounted the twin entrances are gone. This is without doubt one of the most famous creations by one of this world's most renowned artists. Although smaller than his other immense statuary it was important enough to present to the world's most powerful head of state. Nothing as important as this was ever offered on the web or ever in all probability ever will be, again. "Here it is in all its glory!" Be sure to look at the pictures from the Reichsparteitag book. Very seldom does a Hitler item of such artistic and historic importance ever show up. This is practically the ultimate for all reasons promulgated.

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