Hubert Le Gall

Alaskan Fisherman Necklace

Lot Closed

October 6, 06:30 PM GMT


5,000 - 7,000 USD

Lot Details


Hubert le Gall

b. 1961

Alaskan Fisherman Necklace


unique silvered bronze necklace with obsidian beads and black cord

13¾ by 2¾ by ½ in.; 34.9 by 7 by 1.3 cm.

Directly from artist

Bérénice Geoffroy-Schneiter, Hubert Le Gall: A Greek Fantasy, In fine, Paris 2021, p. 3

Gallery Pierre Alain Challier Paris (obsidian obtained by Cub-Art)

Le Gall has spoken of ‘inhabiting places with dreams,’ and indeed this Alaskan Fisherman seems like a dreamlike representation of the harsh and cold reality of life on the ice. (Bérénice Geoffroy-Schneiter, Hubert Le Gall: A Greek Fantasy, In fine, Paris, 2021, p. 3) Le Gall’s playful nature, easily seen in his furniture and sculpture, is transferred perfectly to this long asymmetrical pendant necklace and renders one of the starkest corners of the earth a comforting and whimsical accessory. When viewed alone, the simple twists of wire might seem to be abstract shapes, but Le Gall brings them together as a whole and creates an imaginative scene through which the viewer can visualize ice, fish, structure, and activity; watching the artist’s fingers nimbly darting through the gaps, twisting and turning and leaving traces of his hand at work.