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Jean Prouvé

A Rare "Kangourou" Armchair

Auction Closed

June 5, 10:36 PM GMT

Estimate

200,000 - 300,000 USD

Lot Details

Description

Jean Prouvé

A Rare "Kangourou" Armchair


circa 1950

model no. FV22

produced by Les Ateliers Jean Prouvé, Nancy, France

lacquered steel, lacquered metal, oak

offered together with two fabric cushions

33 ½ x 27 ¼ x 32 in. (85 x 69.2 x 81.3 cm)

Please note that the correct dating for this lot is circa 1950.

Collaborator of Jean Prouvé, Nancy

Galerie Jousse Seguin, Paris

Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1999

Dominique Clayssen, Jean Prouvé: l'idée constructive, Paris, 1983, pp. 152 and 166

Galeries Jousse Seguin and Enrico Navarra, Jean Prouvé, Paris, 1998, pp. 56-57

Jan van Geest, Jean Prouvé: Furniture, Cologne, 1991, p. 91

Jean Prouvé: La Biennale di Venezia, Paris, 2000, pp. 42 and 44

Peter Sulzer, Jean Prouvé: Complete Works, Volume 2: 1934-1944, Basel, 2000, p. 14

Laurence Allégret and Valérie Vaudou, eds., Jean Prouvé et Paris, Paris, 2001, p. 230

Jean Prouvé, 1901-1984: Constructeur, Paris, 2001, p. 104

Peter Sulzer, Jean Prouvé: Complete Works, Volume 3: 1944-1954, Basel, 2005, p. 161

Catherine Dumont d'Ayot and Bruno Reichlin, eds., Jean Prouvé: The Poetics of the Technical Object, exh. cat., Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, 2006, p. 303

Tamotsu Yagi, The Graphic Eye of Tamotsu Yagi, Tokyo, 2011, p. 26 (for the present lot illustrated)

Galerie Patrick Seguin and Sonnabend Gallery, Jean Prouvé, Paris and New York, 2007, vol. 1, p. 191 (for the present lot illustrated)

Galerie Patrick Seguin, Jean Prouvé, Paris, 2007, vol. 2, pp. 292-294

A Passion for Jean Prouvé, From Furniture to Architecture, The Laurence and Patrick Seguin Collection, exh. cat., Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli, Torino, 2013, p. 113

Jean Prouvé: Constructive Imagination, exh. cat., Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo, 2022, p. 91

Charlotte Perriand and Jean Prouvé: A Collection of Tamotsu Yagi, Venice, California, 2022, pp. 4, 12, and 30 (for the present lot illustrated)

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