Germaine Richier (French, 1904-1959) Le cheval à six têtes, petit 1952-1953

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Germaine Richier
(French, 1904-1959)
Le cheval à six têtes, petit
1952-1953

Sold for £ 161,000 (US$ 197,300) inc. premium
Germaine Richier (French, 1904-1959)
Le cheval à six têtes, petit
1952-1953

signed and numbered HC1 to the base
bronze

35 by 42.2 by 30 cm.
13 3/4 by 16 5/8 by 11 13/16 in.

This work was conceived in 1952-1953, and is from an edition of eight numbered versions and four subsequent editions numbered HC1, HC2, HC3 and EA.

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    Galerie Artcurial, Paris
    Haaken Christensen Collection, Norway
    Private Collection, Norway (by descent from the above)
    Sale: Sotheby's, Paris, Art Contemporain, Vente du Soir, 10 December 2008, Lot 18
    Acquired directly from the above by the present owner

    Exhibited
    Zurich, Helmhaus, Die Frau als Künstlerin, Werke aus vier Jahrhunderten, 1958, no. 93
    Paris, Galerie Creuzevault, Germaine Richier, 1959, no. 16
    Paris, Musée Rodin, Histoires Naturelles, 1959, no. 138
    Zurich, Kunsthaus, Germaine Richier: 1904-1959, 1963, no. 58
    Paris, Galerie Creuzevault, Germaine Richier: 1904-1959, 1966, n.p., another example illustrated in black and white
    Paris, Musée National d'Histoire Naturelle, L'Animal de Lascaux à Picasso, 1977, no. 154
    Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, Dada and Surrealism in Chicago Collections, 1984-1985, p. 210, another example illustrated in black and white
    Cajarc, Maison des arts Georges Pompidou, Autour d'une collection, le Président et Madame Georges Pompidou, 1994, the present example exhibited
    Berlin, Akademie der Künste, Germaine Richier, 1997, no. 53
    Høvikodden, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Sal Haaken, 2003, p. 183, the present example illustrated in colour

    Literature
    Jean Cassou, Modern Sculptors: Germaine Richier, Amsterdam 1961, n.p., no. 16, another example illustrated in black and white
    Enrico Crispolti, 'Germaine Richier' in: I Maestri della Scultura, no. 65, 1966, p. 52, no. X, another example illustrated in black and white
Contacts
Germaine Richier (French, 1904-1959) Le cheval à six têtes, petit 1952-1953
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