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Harumi Klossowska de Rola: Hayawan. In Conversation with 20th-Century Masters

Robilant+Voena, St. Moritz

Thu 19 Jan 2023 to Sun 26 Feb 2023

Artists: Harumi Klossowska de Rola - Pablo Picasso - Marc Chagall - Giorgio Morandi - Lucio Fontana - Cy Twombly - Joan Miró


Artworks

Arbor

Harumi Klossowska de Rola

Arbor, 2022

Bronze with vert de gris patina

200 x 27 cm (diameter at top) (78 3/4 x 10 5/8 in.)

Edition no. 1 of 8

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Baba

Harumi Klossowska de Rola

Baba, 2022

Bronze with dark brown patina and 24 carat gold

74 x 23 x 109 cm (29 1/8 x 9 x 42 7/8 in.)

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Baba

Harumi Klossowska de Rola

Baba, 2022

Bronze with dark brown patina, gilded with 24 carat gold

74 x 23 x 109 cm (29 1/8 x 9 x 42 7/8 in.)

Edition no. 3 of 8

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Bastet

Harumi Klossowska de Rola

Bastet, 2022

Bronze with dark brown patina, gilded with 24 carat gold

35.5 x 93 x 20 cm (14 x 36 5/8 x 7 7/8 in.)

Edition no. 1 of 8

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Ceres

Harumi Klossowska de Rola

Ceres, 2022

Bronze with vert de gris patina

198 x 56 cm (78 x 22 in.) Diameter at base: 18 cm (7 1/8 in.

Edition no. 1 of 3

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Mafdet II

Harumi Klossowska de Rola

Mafdet II, 2022

Bronze with dark brown patina, gilded with 24 carat gold

109 x 37 x 72 cm (42 7/8 x 14 5/8 x 28 3/8 in.)

Edition no. 1 of 8

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Pond I

Harumi Klossowska de Rola

Pond I, 2018

Bog oak and bronze, gilded with 23.6 carat and 24 carat gold leaf

40 x 150 x 100 cm (15 3/4 x 59 x 39 3/8 in.)

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Pond II & damselflies

Harumi Klossowska de Rola

Pond II & damselflies, 2019

Table base: burnt maple. Water lilies, frog and fish: bronze. Damselflies: ankole cow horn, bronze, sapphires, diamonds and lapis lazuli

60 x 50 x 52 cm (23 5/8 x 19 3/4 x 20 1/2 in.)

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Sekhmet VII

Harumi Klossowska de Rola

Sekhmet VII, 2022

Bronze with dark brown patina, gilded with Caplin gold, with onyx eyes

67 x 55 x 166 cm (26 3/8 x 21 5/8 x 65 3/8 in.)

Edition no. 7 of 8

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Single Bird

Harumi Klossowska de Rola

Single Bird, 2022

Bronze with vert de gris patina

53.7 x 21.5 cm (diameter of base) (21 1/8 x 8 1/2 in.)

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Sobek

Harumi Klossowska de Rola

Sobek, 2022

Bronze with dark brown patina, gilded with 24 carat gold

43 x 55 x 206 cm (16 7/8 x 21 5/8 x 81 1/8 in.)

Edition no. 2 of 3

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Three Birds

Harumi Klossowska de Rola

Three Birds, 2022

Bronze with vert de gris patina and red patina

158 x 32 cm (diameter at top) (62 1/4 x 12 5/8 in.)

Edition no. 4 of 8

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Tree with Single Bird

Harumi Klossowska de Rola

Tree with Single Bird, 2022

Bronze with vert de gris patina

53.5 x 26 cm (diameter at top) (21 x 10 1/4 in.)

Edition no. 1 of 8

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Untitled

Cy Twombly

Untitled, 1976

Graphite, oil, pastel and paper on two sheets of card

140 x 100 cm (55 1/8 x 39 3/8 in.)

Signed with the artist's initials, variously inscribed and dated '76'

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Installation Views

Harumi Klossowska de Rola is an artist and designer who creates powerful sculptural works and delicately crafted luxury jewellery inspired by the flora and fauna of the natural world. Her first encounter with a collection of precious gems at the age of seven captivated her imagination and inspired a lasting fascination with jewels and the splendour of nature. Over the years she has developed a unique and sensitive rendering of creatures great and small, often fusing the aesthetic with the functional and creating, in her words, ‘something that you can wear, or you can exhibit on a shelf’. The exhibition brings together recent works inspired by ancient cultures and by the majesty of the wild animals that Harumi encounters in the forests that surround her home in Switzerland.

From regal bronze cheetahs to twisting trees detailed with dainty birds, Hayawan pays homage to the sublime grace and form of the creatures who inhabit the earth, presenting exquisitely crafted works that remind us of the complexity and wonder of the animal kingdom. Among the sculptural works on display is the majestic Mafdet II, a serene cheetah cast in bronze with intricate details of twenty-four carat gold. Inspired by the Ancient Egyptian goddess of justice, this sculpture appears to cry tears of gold, with 24 carat gilded touches animating the head. Another highlight of the exhibition is the extraordinary bench in the form of a dynamic crocodile, called Sobek, taking inspiration from the Egyptian god of the pharaohs' power, of fertility, and of military success. The work is delicately gilded with highlights of 24 carat gold, accentuating the weathered skin of the creature, and underlining its associations with the divine. The delicate beauty of plants and flora has a strong presence in the presentation alongside the animal kingdom.

The slender Ceres pays homage to the Roman goddess of architecture in the form of a wheatsheaf with stems exploding outwards, reaching towards the sky. Another work, Tree with Single Bird, is an intricate example of the artist’s playful attentiveness to the natural world – the tiny bird, almost invisible at first among the twisting branches and occasional leaf, is a tribute to the songbirds that Harumi sees in the forests surrounding her home, chirping their joy at the dawn of a new morning. Together, the works on display evoke the sacredness and beauty of the natural world. The animals of Harumi Klossowska de Rola are totemic entities which, like in shamanism, play a role as true masters capable of creating a bridge between nature and man, the visible and the invisible, the spirit and the earth.

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