Alina Szapocznikow (1926 – 1973)

Alina Szapocznikow. Lampe-bouche, 1967

‘Lampa-Usta’ Aliny Szapocznikow będzie licytowana (lot # 46) w Christie’s w Paryżu 4-go grudnia 2013 z szacunkową wyceną 120,000-180,000 euro.


Cena sprzedaży:164,500 euro


Lampe-bouche, signé des initiales et daté ‘A.S. 67’ (au dessous), résine polyester teintée, ampoule, fils électrique et métal, 46 x 13 x 11 cm. (18 1/8 x 5 1/8 x 4 3/8 in.). Réalisé en 1967.

‘LAMPE-BOUCHE’; SIGNED WITH THE INITIALS AND DATED BELOW; TAINTED POLYESTER RESIN, BULB, ELECTRIC WIRE AND METAL.

‘Towards the end of the 1960s, probably around 1967, I made the acquaintance of Roman Cielewicz. […] One evening, I happened to find myself in the house in Malakoff that he shared with Alina Szapocznikow, his partner. […] On some of the furniture, three-dimensional representations of bodily elements strikingly presented the image of a body wasting away. Marble was most often used, but also a translucent plastic material that was easily likened to the smoothness of skin. These sculptures broached the celebration of the body with a sensuality that nonetheless allowed a disturbing vulnerability to show through. The author of these pieces was Alina Szapocznikow.’

(Anne Tronche, “Corps en lapsus”, Alina Szapocznikow, Du dessin à la sculpture, catalogue d’exposition, Paris, Centre national d’art et de culture Georges Pompidou, février-mai 2013, p. 25)

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