Ingrid Donat - Design New York Wednesday, July 29, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Barry Friedman, Ltd., New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    Anne Bony, Ingrid Donat, Paris, 2016, pp. 228-29 for a similar example

  • Artist Biography

    Ingrid Donat

    Swedish • 1957

    Swedish-born Ingrid Donat has lived and worked in Paris since 1975, when she moved there to study sculpture at the École des Beaux-Arts. Encounters with Sylva Bernt (the companion of André Arbus) and Diego Giacometti introduced her to the art of cast bronze furniture. Working in this most ancient of artistic media, and drawing inspiration from Art Deco design, Gustav Klimt patterning and tribal tattoos, Donat blends traditional sources to craft refreshingly original and evocative furniture that invites closer inspection.

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Property from an Important American Collection


Pair of "Table Basse Or aux Engrenages"

Polished bronze, glass.
Each: 26 x 36 x 23 1/2 in. (66 x 91.4 x 59.7 cm)
Cast by Blanchet-Landowski Foundry, Bagnolet, France. Numbers 1 and 2 from the edition of 8 plus 4 artist's proofs. Leg of one impressed with artist's cipher and 1 / 8/Landowski/Fondeur/2008 and leg of other impressed with artist's cipher and 2 / 8/Landowski/Fondeur/2008.

$30,000 - 50,000 

Sold for $150,000

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New York Auction 29 July 2020