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Germaine Richier
1902 - 1959
L'ARAIGNÉE II, PETITE
signed and numbered HC2 and incised with the foundry mark L.Thinot Fondeur Paris
bronze
13 x 8 x 7 cm ; 5 1/8 x 3 1/8 x 2 3/4 in.
Conceived in 1946, this work comes from an edition of 12 (1/8 to 8/8 and HC1, HC2, HC3, EA) and was cast after 1959.
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Provenance

Private Collection, France

Exhibited

Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, 13 sculpteurs de Paris, 26 November - 1 February 1949 (other example)
Venice, XXVI Biennale internazionale d'arte, 1952 (other example)
Basel, Kunsthalle, Germaine Richier, Bissière, H.R Schiess, Vieira da Silva, Raoul Ubac, 17 June - 25 July 1954 (other example)
Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, Vieira da Silva, Germaine Richier, 4 February - 7 March 1955
Paris, Musée national d'Art moderne, Germaine Richier, 10 October - 9 December 1956
Zurich, Kunsthaus, Germaine Richier, 12 June - 21 July 1963; catalogue, no. 51 (other example)
Saint-Paul-de-Vence, Fondation Maeght, Germaine Richier, Rétrospective, 5 April - 25 June 1996 ; catalogue, p. 65, no. 23, illustrated (other example)

Literature

Georges Limbour, Visite à un sculpteur, in exhibition catalogue Germaine Richier in Derrière le miroir, Galerie Maeght, Paris, 1948, no. 13 (other example)
André Chastel,  Au musée d'Art moderne: "Germaine Richier : la puissance et le malaise", , Le Monde, Paris, 13 October 1956 (other example)
Denys Chevalier, Sculpture encore: "Dans son atelier, vaste forêt de plâtres et de bronzes, Germaine Richier, chef d'école, sculpte les grands mythes sylvestres", Paris, 1956, p.81-83 (other example)
Georges Limbour, La vie des arts: Le pouce de Germaine Richier, France Observateur, Paris, 1956 (other example)

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