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Pierre Sabatier
PAIR OF 'SUBSTANCE ARGENT' WALL PANELS, FROM THE 'GERMINATION' ARTWORK, DESIGNED FOR THE MAISON DE LA COOPÉRATION AGRICOLE, PARIS, FRANCE
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Pierre Sabatier
PAIR OF 'SUBSTANCE ARGENT' WALL PANELS, FROM THE 'GERMINATION' ARTWORK, DESIGNED FOR THE MAISON DE LA COOPÉRATION AGRICOLE, PARIS, FRANCE
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Pierre Sabatier
PAIR OF 'SUBSTANCE ARGENT' WALL PANELS, FROM THE 'GERMINATION' ARTWORK, DESIGNED FOR THE MAISON DE LA COOPÉRATION AGRICOLE, PARIS, FRANCE
steel, tin, wrought pewter
each: 247 x 89 x 4 cm (97  1/4  x 35  x 1  1/2  in.)
1975
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Provenance

From the family of the artist

Catalogue Note

Sculptor Pierre Sabatier`s iron pieces emerged from large plates of beaten and treated metals in the 1950s. Empowered by architects, such as Le Corbusier, in addition to the 1% state-funded monument and installation work for Architecture in France that had recently been launched, he produced an array of work ranging from screen doors, walls and partitions to installations and sculptures very often commissioned for halls, schools and banks with a timeless artistic hand. Veronique Sabatier, the sculptor’s daughter recalls: “My father’s enthusiasm would carry us away on his journey. A time journey into the infinity of space, time and matter”.

These two panels, in brass, lead and wrought pewter, form part of the impressive wall installation for the entrance hall of Maison de la Coopération Agricole on Avenue de la Grande Armée in Paris, France. As a large-scale series of panels decorating the interior of the lobby, they flow along the edge of the entrance lobby space, at one point revealing a growing cumulus of striations and mineral patterns onto abstract matter.

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