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PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTION

César
CENTAURE
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PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTION

César
CENTAURE
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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César
1921 - 1998
CENTAURE
signed César, numbered 7/8 and stamped with the founder's mark Bocquel (on the base)
welded bronze
73 x 31 x 67 cm; 28  3/4  x 12  3/16  x 26  3/8  in.
Executed in 1983-1984, this work is number 7 from an edition of 8 plus 2 artist proofs and 2 Hors Commerce.
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This work is registered in the archives of Denyse Durand-Ruel under number 3243 with the approval of Madame Stéphanie Busuttil-Janssen who holds the moral rights to César's work.

Provenance

Private Collection
Sotheby's, London, Contemporary Art, 22 October 2002, lot 398
Acquired from the above sale, thence by descent to the present owner

Exhibited

Antibes, Musée Picasso, 1986 (other example)
Marseille, Centre de la Vieille Charité, César, oeuvres de 1947 a 1993, July - September 1993; catalogue, pp. 108, 140, illustrated
Paris, Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, César, 10 June - 19 October 1997; catalogue, p.151 (other example)
Rabat, Musée Mohammed VI d'Art Moderne et Contemporain, César, une histoire méditerranéenne, December 2015 - March 2016; catalogue, pp. 25,30, 33, 54, illustrated in colour (other example)

Literature

Catalogue des salons d'automne, 1987, illustrated on the cover (other example)
Pierre Restany, César, Paris, 1988, p. 297, illustrated in colour (other example)
Jean-Charles Hachet, César ou la Métamorphose d'un Grand Art, 1989, p.80, no. 165b (other example)
Francis Patent, Ancrages Magazine, June 1990, n.p., no. 2 (other example)
Exhibition catalogue, H. Lévy, César: Les Bronzes, Sète, Musée Paul-Valery, 1991, pp. 31,51 (other example)
Galerie Enrico Navarra, César: oeuvres Monumentales, Paris, 1996, p. 68, illustrated in colour (other example)

Catalogue Note

In my opinion, the motif of the Centaure is the greatest theme in classical statuary. It represents the equestrian landmarks I drew inspiration from when I was still attending l'Ecole des beaux-arts, working before the plaster-works of the antiques room.
César

César et son assistant Claude Gevaert travaillent à la maquette du Centaure en 1983. © ADAGP, Paris 2019

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