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Diego Giacometti
PARAVENT LES ANIMAUX ROIS, 1984
Estimate
300,000400,000
LOT SOLD. 727,500 EUR
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212
Diego Giacometti
PARAVENT LES ANIMAUX ROIS, 1984
Estimate
300,000400,000
LOT SOLD. 727,500 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Diego Giacometti

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Paris

Diego Giacometti
PARAVENT LES ANIMAUX ROIS, 1984
wood and bronze, four panels
Signed Diego Giacometti and dated 84 on a panel
Each panel : 160,5 x 50 cm ; 63  1/8  x 19  5/8  in. ; Total length : 200 cm ; 78  3/4  in.
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Provenance

Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner
Private collection, Paris

Exhibited

Paris - salon OBART – Vivre en Art, 1992
Paris – salon SAGA – Vivre en Art, 1993
Flims – Diego Giacometti tritt aus dem schatten, 2007

Literature

Jacqueline von Sprecher, Diego Giacometti, tritt aus dem Schatten, Zürich, 2007, reproduced p. 142

Catalogue Note

Diego Giacometti had, according to our knowledge, produced five screens. The first model was executed for Dr. Illouz's medical practice circa 1970.
Four other models were commissioned by a collector for his Parisian apartment.
The decoration was entrusted to Diego Giacometti who designed the various decorative elements of the property. Diego had a special attachment for this place he visited some years ago with Alberto and Marlène Dietrich.
The artist created and delivered a staircase, coffee tables, chairs, door handles and a set of four screens including the present lot.
The four screens replaced the balustrades overlooking the drawing-room and were placed next to each other, thus concealing the night quarters on the first floor.
Three screens were executed in sanded oak, decorated thoughout with bronze animals and leaves, each unique from each other and a fourth in painted wood decorated with caryatids in bronze.
From the living room one could simply look up to see a succession of animals and leaves running everywhere.
André Masson, a close friend of the commissioner, gave titles to the screens with Vieira Da Silva : "Les animaux Rois" (The animals Kings) and "Les Prêtresses du silence" (The Priestess of silence).
The genesis of this commission started in 1983, was confirmed and delivered in 1984 and is one of the last main private commissions realised by Diego Giacometti who passed away eight months later.

Diego Giacometti

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Paris