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Germaine Richier
L'OGRE
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LOT SOLD. 324,500 EUR
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PROPERTY FROM A PROMINENT EAST COAST COLLECTION

Germaine Richier
L'OGRE
Estimate
Irrevocable Bids
Lots with this symbol indicate that a party has provided Sotheby’s with an irrevocable bid on the lot that will be executed during the sale at a value that ensures that the lot will sell. The irrevocable bidder, who may bid in excess of the irrevocable bid, will be compensated based on the final hammer price in the event he or she is not the successful bidder or may receive a fixed fee in the event he or she is the successful bidder. If the irrevocable bidder is the successful bidder, the fixed fee (if applicable) for providing the irrevocable bid may be netted against the irrevocable bidder’s obligation to pay the full purchase price for the lot and the purchase price reported for the lot shall be net of such fixed fee. If the irrevocable bid is not secured until after the printing of the auction catalogue, a pre-lot announcement will be made indicating that there is an irrevocable bid on the lot. If the irrevocable bidder is advising anyone with respect to the lot, Sotheby’s requires the irrevocable bidder to disclose his or her financial interest in the lot. If an agent is advising you or bidding on your behalf with respect to a lot identified as being subject to an irrevocable bid, you should request that the agent disclose whether or not he or she has a financial interest in the lot.
Artist's Resale Right
Purchase of lots marked with this symbol will be subject to the payment of the artist's resale right.
Double Dagger
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Guaranteed Property
Guaranteed Property. The seller of lots with this symbol has been guaranteed a minimum price from one auction or a series of auctions. If every lot in a catalogue is guaranteed, the Conditions of Sale will so state and this symbol will not be used for each lot.
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LOT SOLD. 324,500 EUR
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Details & Cataloguing

Art Contemporain - Evening Sale

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Germaine Richier
1902 - 1959
L'OGRE
signed, numbered 8/8 and stamped with the foundry mark Thinot Fondeurs
bronze
82 x 45 x 41 cm; 32 5/16 x 17 11/16 x 16 1/8 in.
Conceived in 1949, 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, USA
Thence by descent to the present owners

Exhibited

o Paulo, Museum of Modern Art, IInd Biennale, 1952; no. 3 (other example)
Venice, XXVIth international Biennale of art; no. 151 (other example)
Basel, Kunsthalle, Germaine Richier, Bissière, H. R. Schiesse, Vieira da Silva, Raoul Ubac, 1954; no. 9
Bienne, collège des Près Ritter, Exposition suisse de sculpture en plein air, 19 September – 17 October 1954; no. 170 (other example)
Paris, Musée national d'Art moderne, Germaine Richier, 10 October – 9 December 1956; no. 16, pl. XIV (other example)
Minneapolis, Walker Art Center, Sculpture by Germaine Richier, 28 September – 9 November 1958; no. 10 (other example)
Boston, University School of Fine and Applied Arts, Sculpture by Germaine Richier, 10 January – 7 February 1959; no. 30 (other example)
Antibes, Picasso Museum, Germaine Richier, 17 July – 30 September 1959; no. 67 (other example)
New York, MoMA, New images of Man, 1959; no. 90 (other example)
Zurich, Zurich Kunsthaus, Germaine Richier, 12 June – 21 July 1963; no. 46 (other example)
Arles, Réattu Museum, Germaine Richier, 7 July – 30 September 1964; no. 22 (other example)
Humlebaeck, Musée d'Art Moderne Louisiana, Germaine Richier, 13 August – 25 September 1988; no. 12 (other example)
Paris, Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles, Dominique Rolin, le temps approuvé, 12 March – 30 April 1993 (other example)
London, Tate Gallery, Paris Post War: Art and Existentialism, 1945-1955, 9 June – 5 September 1993; no. 98, phot. (other example)

 

Literature

Germaine Richier, Cologne, 1997, p. 98, no. 39, illustrated

Catalogue Note

My nature does not allow me calmness: one is as one is, and age does not make me milder or more serene, not that I am fighting, but it is in me, with me. More and more I am certain that only humanness matters. Germaine Richier, Lettres au sculpteur Bänninger, Paris, 1950-1956

Art Contemporain - Evening Sale

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