The Golden Buddha
Seen as early as 1917 and likely brought to America from Europe by Grell and remained a centerpiece in his various studios until long after his death in 1960. Both Grell and Julius Moessel (1871-1957) used the statute in still life paintings. The statute ended up with Ruth Thomys (good friends of Friedl’s) in Santa Fe and was gifted to a friend of hers around 2005.
Bouquet and Buddha, Louis Grell
The Golden Buddha, Julius Moessel