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Antoine Pevsner (1884-1962)
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Antoine Pevsner (1884-1962)

Phénix

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Antoine Pevsner (1884-1962)
Phénix
signed with the initials 'A.P.' (at the lower edge) and dated '1957' (on the top of the wooden base)
welded copper wire on a rotating wooden base
Height: 47¼ in. (120 cm.) including the motor
Executed in 1957; this work is unique
Provenance
Acquired directly from the artist by the family of the present owner in 1959.
Literature
A. Pevsner, 'La science tue la poésie', in XXe Siècle, no. 12, May - June 1959, pp. 13-16 (illustrated).
P. Peissi, Antoine Pevsner, Neuchâtel, 1961, no. 116, p. 151 (illustrated; incorrectly catalogued as 'bronze').
A. Lardera, Antoine Pevsner, sa vie, son oeuvre, Paris, 1992, fig. 79 (illustrated).
E. Lebon & P. Brullé, Antoine Pevsner, catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre sculpté, Paris, 2002, no. 70a, p. 198, (illustrated pp. 199-201).
Exhibited
Venice, XXIX Biennale, June - October 1958.
Saint-Etienne, Musée d'Art et d'Industrie, Cent sculpteurs de Daumier à nos jours, 1960.
Basel, Austellung im Wenkenpark, Reihen, Skulpturim 20. Jahrhundert, May - September 1980, p. 72 (illustrated p. 73).
Zurich, Kunsthaus Zurich, Sammlungen Hans und Watler Bechtler, August - October 1982, p. 127 (illustrated).
Special notice

Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.
VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 20% on the buyer's premium.
Sale room notice
Please note this work is dated '1957' (on the top of the wooden base).

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