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George Segal
WOMAN ON WHITE WICKER ROCKER
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 87,500 EUR
JUMP TO LOT
237
George Segal
WOMAN ON WHITE WICKER ROCKER
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 87,500 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Collection Marianne et Pierre Nahon - Day Sale

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Paris

George Segal
1924 - 2000
WOMAN ON WHITE WICKER ROCKER
bronze
Conceived in 1984-1985, this work is part of an edition of 5 plus 3 hors commerce. 
signed, dated 1985 and numbered AP2
109,2 x 91,4 x 119,3 cm; 43 x 36 x 47 cm
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Provenance

Sidney Janis Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owners

Exhibited

Paris, Galerie Beaubourg, Invasion Blanche, 13 October-6 December 1990; catalogue, p.21, illustrated
Vence, Château Notre-Dame des fleurs, Galerie Beaubourg, Portraits de femmes, 3 July-30 September 1994; catalogue, p.62, illustrated


Literature

Pierre Nahon, L'Histoire de la Galerie Beaubourg, II, 1988-1994, Paris, 2009, p. 160, 164, illustrated in colour
Pierre Nahon, L'Histoire de la Galerie Beaubourg, III, 1994-2009, Paris, 2009, p. 17, 164, illustrated in colour
Marianne et Pierre Nahon, Dictionnaire amoureux illustré de l'art moderne et contemporain, Paris 2018, p. 295, illustrated in colour

Catalogue Note

“As her clothes gets saturated with water, the body structure of the model slowly appears. Besides, the discomfort is such that models absolutely cannot cheat; they show their true nature. Stoics remain impassive and hystericals scream”, explains Segal. 

The artist’s work consists in opening the molds, breaking them and adjusting the pieces. He sometimes changes the body posture and arms to suggest the human drama of a suspended moment.

Collection Marianne et Pierre Nahon - Day Sale

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Paris