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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MARY SCHILLER MYERS AND LOUIS S. MYERS

Germaine Richier
LA FEUILLE
Estimate
250,000350,000
LOT SOLD. 842,500 USD
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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MARY SCHILLER MYERS AND LOUIS S. MYERS

Germaine Richier
LA FEUILLE
Estimate
250,000350,000
LOT SOLD. 842,500 USD
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Germaine Richier
1902 - 1959
LA FEUILLE

Conceived in 1948 and cast by Rudier this work is the first cast from the "tirage original" of 12 proofs. 

This work will be included in the forthcoming Germaine Richier Catalogue Raisonné being prepared by Madame Françoise Guiter, Paris.

Provenance

Werner and Nelly Bär, Zurich (acquired directly from the artist in 1951)
Sotheby's, London, March 30th, 1977, Lot 89
Galerie Hervé Odermatt, Paris (acquired from the above)
Acquired by the present owner from the above in November 1977

Exhibited

Winterthur, Kunstmuseum, Die Plastiksammlung Werner Bär, September  - November 1951, no. 77
Venice, XXVI Biennale internazionale d'arte, June - October 1952, no. 145
Basel, Kunsthalle, Germaine Richier, Bissière, H.R., Schiess, Vieira da Silva, Raoul Ubac, June - July 1954, no. 8
Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, Vieira da Silva, Germaine Richier, February - March, 1955, no. 39
Lille, Roubaix, Galerie Marcel Evrard, Germaine Richier, Roger Vieillard, 1955, no. 15
Paris, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Germaine Richier, October - December 1956, no. 10
Zurich, Kunsthaus, Die Frau als Künstlerin, July - August, 1958
Zurich, Kunsthaus; Bern, Kunstmuseum, Sammlung Werner und Nelly Bär, August 1959 - November 1959, no. 89, illustrated
Zurich, Kunsthaus, Germaine Richier, June - July, 1963, no. 33

Literature

Georges Limbour, ``La Peinture: Forêts en Bronze'', Actions, 24-30 November 1948, Paris, no. 217, illustrated (another example)
René de Solier, ``Germaine Richier'', Les Cahiers d'Art, June 1953, Paris, pp. 123-129, no. 28, illustrated (another example)
Exh. Cat. London, The Hanover Gallery, Germaine Richier, 1955, illustrated (another example)
André Chastel, ``Germaine Richier: la puissance et le malaise'' , Le Monde, 13 October 1956, Paris, illustrated (another example)
Michel Conil-Lacoste, ``Germaine Richier ou la confusion des règnes'' in Cahiers du Sud, February 1957, Marseille, pp. 307-311, illustrated (another example)
Robert Couturier, Alberto Giacometti & Maria-Helena Vieira da Silva, ``Adieu à Germaine Richier'', Tribune de Lausanne, 9 August 1957, illustrated (another example)
André Pieyre de Mandiargues, ``Germaine Richier'', Synthèses, Brussels, 1959, pp. 3-8, illustrated (another example)
Jean Cassou, Richier, (Sculpteurs Modernes, ed.), Paris, 1961, illustrated (another example)
Henri Creuzevault, Germaine Richier (1904-1959), Paris, 1966, illustrated in colour on the cover (another example)
Enrico Crispolti, ``Germaine Richier'', I Maestri della Scultura, Milan, 1968, no. 65, pp. 50-52, illustrated
Michel Conil-Lacoste, ``Richier'', Nouveau dictionnaire de la sculpture moderne, Paris, 1970, pp. 262-264, illustrated (another example)
Edward Lucie-Smith, ``Germaine Richier''. L'Art aujourd'hui, Paris, 1977, p. 508, illustrated (another example)
Brassaï, ``Germaine Richier'', Les Artistes de ma Vie, Paris, 1982, pp. 194-97, illustrated (another example)
Françoise Guiter in Exh. Cat., Humlebæk, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Germaine Richier, 1988
Elisabeth Lebovici, ``L'atelier de Germaine Richier vu par Pierre-Olivier Descamps'', Beaux-Arts magazine, November 1989, Paris, pp. 94-99, no. 73, illustrated (another example)
Françoise Guiter in Exh. Cat., Saint-Paul, Fondation Maeght, Germaine Richier, Rétrospective, 1996, p. 74 and 80
Françoise Guiter in Exh. Cat., Venice, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Richier, 2006, pp. 74-75, illustrated

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