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PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED NEW YORK COLLECTION

Alexandre Noll
ABSTRACT SCULPTURE
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 68,750 USD
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PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED NEW YORK COLLECTION

Alexandre Noll
ABSTRACT SCULPTURE
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 68,750 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Important Design

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New York

Alexandre Noll
ABSTRACT SCULPTURE
incised ANOLL
mahogany
35 3/4  x 15 1/2  x 5 1/2  in. (90.8 x 39.3 x 13.9 cm)
circa 1950
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Provenance

Collection of Odile Noll, Paris
Galerie du Passage, Paris
Private Collection, Paris
Christie's Paris, November 30, 2006, lot 313
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Catalogue Note


The work of French furniture designer and sculptor Alexandre Noll underlines the spiritual relationship between an object and its maker. With inherently coarse surfaces and soft sensual curves, the present sculpture embodies the true organic form of material. Noll’s meaningful dedication to craftsmanship is seen as a response to a period of growing mass industrial production in the mid-19th Century. His pure approach to art and design was grounded in the idea of allowing natural characteristics of the medium to determine its final form. As the artist engaged in a traditional technique of carving directly into the wood, he allowed his sculptures to materialize while never losing touch with their original forms. Noll’s careful consideration of the material is reflected in the rhythmic contours of the sculpture’s body. Likewise, the polishing in the present example enhances the varied tonalities of the wood, highlighting the sculpture’s spatial majesty. Each one of Noll’s works is a unique piece that moves with the current of its primal form, producing abstract silhouettes that are only unified by the forces of nature. His consciousness towards the vernacular of the material empowers the viewer to immediate meditation on materiality and space. In this way, the abstract sculpture reflects Noll’s contemplation on the sacred relationship between man and nature.

Important Design

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New York