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  • Provenance

    Private collection, Milan

  • Literature

    Michèle Chartier, Yonel Lebovici: Sculpteur de haut niveau, Paris, 1995, pp. 64-65
    Anne Bony, Yonel Lebovici: Un univers surréaliste, Paris, 2014, pp. 42-43, 46-47, 112, back cover

  • Catalogue Essay

    Yonel Lebovici studied aeronautics before turning to sculpture in the 1960s. His outsize renditions of everyday objects, such as the present Fiche Mâle and Épingle de Nourrice lamps, recall the found objects of surrealist sculpture, while the perfectionism of the execution nods to Lebovici’s engineering background. Lebovici identified as a sculptor, as opposed to a lighting designer, emphasizing this distinction by exhibiting in galleries and producing only very limited editions.

68

"Fiche Mâle" lamp

1978
Chromium-plated aluminum, chromium-plated steel.
14 1/4 x 15 x 114 in. (36.2 x 38.1 x 289.6 cm), fully extended
Number 28 from the edition of 30 plus 2 artist's proofs. Plug incised Lebovici Y/28. Together with a certificate of authenticity from Gilles Lebovici.

Estimate
$15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for $17,640

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New York Auction 9 December 2020