Lot 307

Dare to Dream Collection

'Spirit of Mercedes' by Stanley Wanlass, 1985


$12,000 USD | Sold

Canada | Toronto, Ontario




Stanley Wanlass
Bronze; mounted on a walnut base
Numbered 2/30
Executed in 1985
Length: 27 in.

Carl Benz, seated alongside a passenger, is guided down the road by his daughter Mercedes, who lights the way with a burning torch held over the single front wheel. The sculpture, created in 1985, celebrates the centennial of Benz’s historic Patent-Motorwagen from 1886. Of the thirty editions made, this example is number two.