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Art & Design : un certain regard sur le XXè siècle

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Open: Mon-Fri 9am-6pm

9 Avenue Matignon, 75008, Paris, France
Open: Mon-Fri 9am-6pm


Art & Design : un certain regard sur le XXè siècle

Auction: Tue 4 Oct 2022


- Tue 4 Oct 2022

9 Avenue Matignon, 75008 Art & Design : un certain regard sur le XXè siècle

Mon-Fri 9am-6pm

Auction: 2.30 PM (CEST)

Christie’s presents a few chosen pieces of painting, glasswork, furniture and sculpture which tell us a two-step story.

The first step exploring the splendours of Art Nouveau, a fashionable style at the start of the 1900s, characterised by generous organic shapes, a symbolic iconography and an elegant fluidity of lines. Gracefully represented here by the furniture of Louis Majorelle and Émile Gallé, through the glasswork of the latter, but also by that of Almaric Walter, Gabriel Argy-Rousseau, François Decorchemont or Daum; finally, by the bronzework of Raoul Larche, Agathon Léonard or Rembrandt Bugatti. The second step attached to the more sophisticated creations of Art Déco, to classicism and refinement consumed from design, knowhow and materials. Jacques-Émile Ruhlmann, Marcel Coard and Jean Dunand are here the ambassadors for furniture, just like Ivan da Silva Bruhns is for rugs or Jean Dunand for copperware. Graphic arts are not outdone, and the search for modernity remains the common thread. From the waning lights of orientalism to the glowing cubism of Albert Gleizes or to the prismatic composition of Arthur Segal. Works of Léopold Survage, Salvador Dalí, César, Jean- Michel Atlan, Hans Hartung or Georges Mathieu, among others, punctuate the sale, a resounding tribute paid to this pair of collectors.

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