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Extremely rare Anti-Semitic bronze statue of two elderly European Jews talking by Romanian sculptor Gheorghe Stanescu(1889-1967), circa 1940.8"x 12" x 5".Apparently a satirical depiction, the images of both elderly men bear the beards and hooked noses of the anti-semitic depictions of the Jews in 2nd World War Germany posters and art, which lead up to the Holocaust.From the estate of a Romanian physician, Brooklyn, NY. ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////Not much is known about this sculptor, but his other works, are blatantly anti-Semitic.In 2014, Artmark SRL(a Romanian auction house) sold a small plaster statue by Stanescu of a Jew pointing to a tray of coins and smiling.It sold for 953.00.David Killen Gallery is an auction house owned by Jews and is not promoting Anti-Semitism, but recognizes the historical significance of these works, and the educational benefit it presents.//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////In the last 10 to 15 years, this appears to be the second time a sculpture by Gheorghe Stanescu has appeared at auction worldwide.

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Anti Semitic bronze of Jews by Gheorghe Stanescu

Estimate $200 - $300May 6, 2018