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Antoine Pevsner

Le Lis noir, dit aussi Construction en spirale

Estimate:

150,000

to
- 250,000 USD

Property from an Important Private Collection, New York

Antoine Pevsner

Antoine Pevsner

Le Lis noir, dit aussi Construction en spirale

Le Lis noir, dit aussi Construction en spirale

Estimate:

150,000

to
- 250,000 USD

Property from an Important Private Collection, New York

Antoine Pevsner

1886 - 1962

Le Lis noir, dit aussi Construction en spirale


Inscribed Pevsner, numbered 2/3 and with the foundry mark Susse Fondeur Paris

Bronze

Height: 20 1/8 in. (51.1 cm)

Conceived in 1944 and cast in October 1959 by the Susse Foundry, Paris.

This work is in very good condition. Rich nutty brown patina. Some light surface dust. A small loss to the patina in one spot on the base on the edge inscribed Pevsner. Some spots of verdigris in the deepest crevices. Otherwise fine.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Private Collection, Caracas (acquired from the artist in 1959)
Thence by descent

Antoine Pevsner (exhibition catalogue), Galerie René Drouin, Paris, 1947, no. 14 

Gabo—Pevsner (exhibition catalogue), The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1948, n.n., illustration of another cast p. 24 

Antoine Pevsner (exhibition catalogue), Musée national d'art moderne, Paris, 1956, no. 38

Pierre Peissi & Carola Giedion-Welcker, Antoine Pevsner, Neuchâtel, 1961, no. 94, illustration of another cast n.p.

Aube Lardera, Antoine Pevsner, Sa vie, son oeuvre, Paris, 1992, fig. 59

Jean-Claude Marcadé,

Pevsner (1884-1962), 1995, illustrations of another cast p. 57 & 69 (possibly)

Verschmelzendes Rosa und schwarze Spannung / Werke des osteuropäischen Konstruktivismus aus einer deutschen Privatsammlung (exhibition catalogue), Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, 2001, n.n. 

Elisabeth Lebon & Pierre Brullé, Antoine Pevsner, catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre sculpté, Paris, 2002, no. 50, illustration of another cast p. 136