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MARC DU PLANTIER (1901-1975)
In Focus: Property from the Collection of Brad Grey
MARC DU PLANTIER (1901-1975)

A FLOOR LAMP, CIRCA 1960

Details
MARC DU PLANTIER (1901-1975)
A FLOOR LAMP, CIRCA 1960
patinated iron, crystals of quartz, amethyst
67 ¾ in. (172 cm.) high overall
Provenance
Private collection, France, acquired directly from the artist;
Sotheby's Paris, 21 May 2015, lot 168;
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
Literature
This lamp illustrated:
Y. Badetz, Marc du Plantier, Paris, 2010, p. 289.

Lot Essay

Marc du Plantier is without question one of the most significant exponents that has come to define the elegance of French design during the 1940s.

Creating designs and interiors for a select group of elite clients, his aesthetic pursued dialogues that embraced the simplicity of the Antique, and the luxury of sumptuous materials, to create environments for the mind to thrive.

The two lamps offered in this sale reveal the development of Du Plantier’s aesthetic as it evolved into the 1960s - here selecting raw minerals described by prismatic structures of wrought iron to highly sculptural effect.

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