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PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE COLLECTION

César
LA VÉNUS DE VILLETANEUSE
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 143,750 EUR
JUMP TO LOT
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PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE COLLECTION

César
LA VÉNUS DE VILLETANEUSE
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 143,750 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Art Contemporain Evening Sale

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César
1921 - 1998
LA VÉNUS DE VILLETANEUSE
signed, numbered 8/8 and stamped with the founder's mark Bocquel, Paris 
bronze
180 x 47 x 59,5 cm; 70 7/8 x 18 1/2 x 23 7/16 in.
Conceived in 1962 and executed in bronze in 1981, this work is part of an edition of 8 plus 2 artist's proofs and 2 hors commerce. 
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This work is registered in the archives of Denyse Durand-Ruel under number 357.

Provenance

Galerie 1900 - 2000, Paris
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Exhibited

Brest, César d'un bloc, 1981, illustrated
Liège, Musée d'Art Moderne, Parc Boverie, César, 1982  (other edition)
Tokyo, Seibu Museum of Art, César Tokyo 1982, 1982; catalogue, no. 17, illustrated in colours
Franconville, Hall de la Mairie, 11 sculpteurs à Franconville, 1983  (other edition)
Paris, Pavillon des Arts, César, 1983; catalogue, illustrated (other edition)
Paris, Musée de la Poste, César Bronzes, 1984; catalogue, no. 11, illustrated in colours (other edition)
Dunkerque, Musée d'Art Contemporain, César 1955-1985, 1985; illustrated (other edition)
Paris, Artcurial, Méditerranée Sources et Formes du XXè, 1988; catalogue, p. 117, illustrated (other edition)
Sète, Musée Paul-Valéry, César Les Bronzes, 1991; catalogue, p. 30, illustrated in colours (other edition)
Marseille, Musée de la Vieille Charité,  Rétrospective César, 1993; catalogue, p. 108, illustrated in colours (other edition)
Monte-Carlo, Festival International des Arts, César à Monte-Carlo, 1994   (other edition)
Paris, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Passions Privées, December 1995 - March 1996; catalogue, p. 428, no.1
Paris, Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, César, 1997; catalogue, p.112, illustrated (other edition)
Sao Paulo, Museu Brasileiro da Escultura, César, 1999; catalogue, p.92, illustrated (other edition)

Literature

Pierre Restany, César, Paris 1988, p.189, illustrated in colours (other edition)
Jean-Charles Hachet, César ou les métamorphoses d'un grand art, Paris, 1989, p.49, no.94, illustrated (other edition)
Paris, Artcurial, Corps-figures, 1989; catalogue, p.8, illustrated (other edition)
Bernard-Henri Lévy, César, Paris, 1991, p.30, illustrated (other edition)
Denyse Durand-Ruel, CésarCatalogue raisonné Volume I 1947-1964, Paris, 1994, p. 358, no. 473, illustrated 

Art Contemporain Evening Sale

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Paris