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ALEXANDRE NOLL (1890-1970)

'MOÏSE', A UNIQUE AND IMPORTANT SCULPTURE, 1962

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ALEXANDRE NOLL (1890-1970)
'MOÏSE', A UNIQUE AND IMPORTANT SCULPTURE, 1962
mahogany
50 in. (127 cm.) high, 26 in. (66 cm.) wide, 16 in. (40.6 cm.) deep
signed ANOLL
Provenance
Odile Noll, Paris;
Alan Grizot, Paris;
DeLorenzo 1950, New York;
Christie's, New York, A Private Collection of French Mid-Century Design, 7 December 2005, lot 10.
Literature
O. Jean-Elie and P. Passebon, Alexandre Noll, Paris, 1999, p. 105.
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Lot Essay

Noll believed, 'even once it has been cut down, a tree continues to live...' and in the present Moïse sculpture we find a form born from and referencing the tree out of which it came. This large scale sculpture is a superb example of Noll's distinct style and ability to transform the raw ruggedness of wood into a spectacular form echoing the spirit of nature.

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