Spanning a Century: The Exceptional Eye of Jacques Grange

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One of the preeminent interior designers, Jacques Grange has designed the residences of major figures in Europe and beyond, including Princess Caroline of Hanover, Pierre Bergé and Yves Saint Laurent, Paloma Picasso and Francis Ford Coppola to name but a few. His intuitive eye for detail has allowed him to curate an unrivalled collection of pieces from the 20th century's leading designers, alongside works by modern and contemporary art titans such as Pablo Picasso, David Hockney and Donald Judd. Click through to see highlights from across the sale.

Jacques Grange | Collectionneur
21 & 22 November | Paris

Spanning a Century: The Exceptional Eye of Jacques Grange

  • René Magritte, L'Echelle du feu, 1934.
    Estimate €200,000–300,000.
    "Everything in my works comes from the feeling of certainty that we belong, in fact, to an enigmatic universe.” 
    This work perfectly illustrates René Magritte’s thought: "I want to scream objects". It somewhat confuses the viewer by modifying the classical rules of representation. Everything seems coherent and realistic, yet some elements modify the experience of our perception, it reigns "a disorder — an order that belongs only to them." Michel Foucault.



     



    Jacques Grange | Collectionneur
    21 & 22 November | Paris

  • Alexandre Noll, Fauteuil, 1947.
    Estimate €400,000–600,000.
    "Hence, from the object to the piece of furniture, from the shape to the sculpture, only the wood expresses Noll's line of thought, subject to both the secrets and the unpredictable whims of his inspiration." Renée Moutard-Uldry, 1954.



     



    Jacques Grange | Collectionneur
    21 & 22 November | Paris

  • Pablo Picasso, Compotier sur un meuble, February 18 1920.
    Estimate €200,000–300,000.
    Dating from 1917-1918 Compotier sur un meuble is a work that signs the maturity, even the accomplishment of Picasso's synthetic Cubism and also announces a period of personal happiness in Picasso’s life which coincided with the budding of new artistic techniques. In this condensed work of accomplished synthetism, Picasso once more and from nothing, demonstrated the possibility of a new organisation of forms for which the visible world is not enough. The research is severe. But such balance. The harmony of reconstructed forms is reinforced by the coherency of tone. The coherency of greys, browns, the densest of blacks, raw whites and ochres, is all the more evident just as within a muted or slightly brutalised chromatics, we perceive the softest of harmonies.



     



    Jacques Grange | Collectionneur
    21 & 22 November | Paris

  • Hiroshi Sugimoto, Black Sea, Ozuluce, 1991.
    Estimate €200,000–300,000.
    In each image of Sugimoto's seascape series, the image depicted is comprised of sea and sky bisected by the horizon. Rather than taming the subject through repeated documentation, the series grows more awesome and sublime, and the images reveal that only the temporary atmospherics — the thickness of fog or stillness of the water — distinguish one sea from the next.



     



    Jacques Grange | Collectionneur
    21 & 22 November | Paris

  • Donald Judd, Untitled, 1987.
    Estimate €300,000–500,000.
    With Untitled (Menziken 87-50) , produced seven years before his death, Donald Judd underlines the purity of the objects and materials for themselves, depriving them of all symbolic meaning. Since 1965 and his declaration of 'specific objects', Judd had established himself as the leading figure of minimal art. He embodies this aesthetic based on seriality, repetition and geometry.



     



    Jacques Grange | Collectionneur
    21 & 22 November | Paris

  • Damien Hirst, Beautiful, pale blue with 2 circles in the middle like glasses, it’s a lovely one, 2001.
    Estimate €350,000–500,000.
    Impressive in size, explosive in composition, psychedelic in palette, Beautiful, pale blue with 2 circles in the middle like glasses, it's a lovely one is one of the most magnetic spin-paintings ever made by Damien Hirst. Veritable distillations of optimism, the spin paintings contrast with the vanities and other macabre celebrations that contributed to the fame of Damien Hirst at the end of the 1980s. A contrast that is all the more captivating due to the use of the tondo format, dear to the artist, and the painting’s composition which endow it with a rare vitality.



     



    Jacques Grange | Collectionneur
    21 & 22 November | Paris

  • Josef Hoffmann, Lampe de table, modèle M 92, 1904.
    Estimate €60,000–80,000.
    As a founding member of the Viennese Succession alongside Gustav Klimt and Koloman Moser, Josef Hoffmann's designs were incredibly influential in the field of 20th Century design. Only three table lamps of this model were produced. It is documented in the Wiener Werkstätte calculation book in the archives of the Wiener Werkstätte, Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Vienna. 



     



    Jacques Grange | Collectionneur
    21 & 22 November | Paris

  • David Hockney, Arty Sutton, 1972.
    Estimate €80,000–120,000.
    The years 1973-1975 mark a veritable renewal in David Hockney’s career and the artist’s production of portraits. These works are real pieces of life, fragments of a personal diary. Caught between contemplation, silence and introspection, they release a feeling of serenity, intimacy and warmth. Each of the artist’s portraits is like a snapshot of his private moments with friends. This complicity between the painter and his model is so strong that in his drawings the artist’s own portrait seems to emerge implicitly, with singular sharpness. The portrait of Arty Sutton from the Jacques Grange collection shows all the refinement of David Hockney’s vision who paints his friends as he sees them, far from any idea of the tradition of intensified realism.



     



    Jacques Grange | Collectionneur
    21 & 22 November | Paris

  • Eileen Gray, Table, 1935.
    Estimate €120,000–150,000.
    This elegant table by Irish Architect and designer Eileen Gray is characteristic of the simple, clean lines she employed to create her modernist pieces. The simplicity of form allows the materials to take centre stage. Here, the curved grain of the wood is echoed in the curved steel leg frame. 



     



    Jacques Grange | Collectionneur
    21 & 22 November | Paris

  • Daniel Buren, Cercle / Cadre, 1991. Estimate Upon Request, and François-Xavier Lalanne, Les Autruches Bar 1967-1970.
    Estimate €700,000–1,000,000.
    François-Xavier Lalanne realised six Les Autruches bars: one in the collection of the Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres, one in the Palais de l’Elysée, one in the artist's collection, two in private hands and the offered lot. Jacques Grange said: "I'm particularly attached to the bar by François-Xavier Lalanne which I've associated with a tondo by Daniel Buren with green stripes in the hallway to the apartment. I like the effect of that encounter. It was like a creation!"



     



    Jacques Grange | Collectionneur
    21 & 22 November | Paris

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