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Cecil de Blaquiere Howard
AMERICAN
ACCORDÉONISTE ET DANSEURS (ACCORDIONIST AND DANCERS), 1915 - 17
Estimate
15,00025,000
LOT SOLD. 81,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
101
Cecil de Blaquiere Howard
AMERICAN
ACCORDÉONISTE ET DANSEURS (ACCORDIONIST AND DANCERS), 1915 - 17
Estimate
15,00025,000
LOT SOLD. 81,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

19th & 20th Century Sculpture, including works from Cecil Howard’s Studio

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Cecil de Blaquiere Howard
1888 - 1956
AMERICAN
ACCORDÉONISTE ET DANSEURS (ACCORDIONIST AND DANCERS), 1915 - 17

Exhibited

Paris, musée de l’Orangerie, Apollinaire : Le regard du poète, 5 April-18 July 2016

Catalogue Note

On his return to Paris from the United States in 1916 Howard made some of the most innovative and idiosyncratic sculptures of his career, combining cubist forms with polychromy. In sculpture they find few precedents at the time and recall paintings from the concurrent Futurist movement in Italy, such as Giacomo Balla’s Abstract Speed + Sound (1913-1914). The defining icon of the group is the multifaceted Accordéoniste, which, with its noisy sense of colour and motion, conjures up the evocative image of Paris dance halls. It also has a biographic aspect in that it was made at the same time that Howard appeared in Guillaume Apollinaire's Les mamelles de Tirésias in which he played the accordion and made sound effects.

19th & 20th Century Sculpture, including works from Cecil Howard’s Studio

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London