Germaine Richier - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale London Friday, March 4, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Allan Frumkin Gallery, Chicago
    Collection of Lillian Florsheim (acquired from the above in 1954)
    Thence by descent to the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Paris, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Germaine Richier, 10 October - 9 December 1956 (another example exhibited)
    Minneapolis, Walker Art Center, Sculpture by Germaine Richier, 28 September - 9 November 1958, no. 5 (another example exhibited)
    Boston, University School of Fine and Applied Arts, Sculpture by Germaine Richier, 10 January - 7 February 1959, no. 4 (another example exhibited)
    Saint-Paul-de-Vence, Fondation Maeght, Germaine Richier: Rétrospective, 5 April - 25 June 1996, no. 24, p. 59 (another example exhibited)
    Berlin, Akademie der Künste, Germaine Richier, 7 September - 2 November 1997, no, 33, pp. 32-33, 191 (another example exhibited and illustrated, p. 64)

  • Literature

    Jean Grenier, Germaine Richier, sculpteur du terrible, L'Œil, Paris, September 1955, no. 9, pp. 26 - 31 (another example listed)
    André Chastel, Au museé d' Art moderne, 'Germaine Richier: la puissance et le malaise', Le Monde, Paris, 13 October 1956 (another example listed)
    Denys Chevalier, 'Sculpture encore: Dans son atelier, vaste forêt de plâtres et de bronzes, Germaine Richier, chef d'école, sculpte les grands mythes sylvestres', Femme, Paris, October - November 1956, pp. 81 - 833 (another example listed)
    Georges Limbour, 'La vie des arts: Le puce de Germaine Richier', France Observateur, Paris, 1 November 1956 (another example listed)
    Germaine Richier, exh. cat., Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, 2006, p. 96 (another example illustrated)

Property from the Estate of Lillian Florsheim

164

La Lutte

incised with the artist's signature and stamped with the foundry mark 'G Richier BRONZE Cire Valsuani Perdue' on the base
bronze
22.5 x 19 x 14.5 cm (8 7/8 x 7 1/2 x 5 3/4 in.)
Conceived in 1946, this work is from an edition of 12.

Estimate
£15,000 - 20,000 ‡ ♠

Sold for £30,240

Contact Specialist

Simon Tovey

Specialist, Associate Director, Head of Day Sale, 20th Century & Contemporary Art
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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 4 March 2022