August Zamoyski (1893 – 1970)

August Zamoyski. Tête d’Antoni Stonimski, 1923

Lot 37. ZAMOYSKI Auguste 1893-1970 : Tête d’Antoni Stonimski, 1923. Bronze à patine dorée, signature et cachet de fondeur. Fonte post-mortem de Valsuani. 16x25cm (sans le socle). Provenance : Ancienne collection Andrieu-Toulouse. Acquis de cette collection par Mr Ousset en 1987 (facture d’achat de l’époque remise à l’acquéreur). On remettra également un catalogue des expositions Zamoyski organisées en 1994 en Pologne, dédicacé par la veuve de l’artiste aux époux Ousset, confirmant que ce couple a connu l’artiste. ” Cette excellente tête très expressive du poète Stonimski, garde une grande ressemblance physique avec le modèle, comme aucune des têtes formistes de Zamoyski “. Estimate 15,000 – 20,000 euro. Chaville. 04/11/21

Trzy rzeźby Augusta Zamoyskiego sprzed 100 lat to rzecz niepotykana na aukcjach. W dodatku, dwie sposród nich to portrety Antoniego Słonimskiego oraz Ludwika Markusa. Polecam uwadze osobom polującym głównie na Perseusze i Aklepsiosy.


August Zamoyski. Tête de Louis Marcoussis,1923

Lot 35. ZAMOYSKI Auguste 1893-1970 : Tête de Louis Marcoussis,1923. Bronze à patine noire, signature. Fonte post mortem de Clementi. Haut :27 cm. Prov : collection particulière,Paris. Cette tête du peintre Marcoussis est la plus synthétique de toutes les pièces formistes de Zamoyski. Estimate 10,000 – 13,000 euro. Chaville. 04/11/21


August Zamoyski. Tango, 1922

Lot 36. ZAMOYSKI Auguste 1893-1970 : Tango, 1922. Bronze à patine marron, signature et n°2/8. Fonte post mortem de Clémenti. Haut 47 cm. Prov : collection particulière, Paris. ” D’instinct je tenais à présenter ici deux anges déchus qui veulent s’unir afin de créer cette unité où se perd toute différence de sexe… C’est comme le retour à la source, à l’état de la création, de la perfection. “, Zamoyski en 1968. Estimate 15,000 – 20,000. Chaville. 04/11/21

PS. Obecnie Desa-Unicum sprzedaje inna kopię tej rzeźby wyceniając ją na 300,000 – 400,000 złotych. We Francji może byc taniej!

August Zamoyski (1893 – 1970)

August Zamoyski. Portrait of Louis Marcoussis, 1923

Ten i poprzedni wpis daje mi pewien komfort w porównaniu do wcześniejszych dzisiejszych. Dodam, że egzemlparz tej rzeźby Augusta Zamoyskiego znajduje się również w Fundacji Staraków z opisem, że JEST to portret Ludwika Markusa (Louis Marcoussis), wykonany w 1923 roku.

Lot 94. Auguste ZAMOYSKI. VERY NICE MODERNIST BRONZE “PRESUME PORTAIT DE LOUIS MARCOUSSIS” by Auguste ZAMOYSKI (1893-1970). Bronze with black patina signed on the back and stamped C Valsuani Cire perdue. H : 27 cm

Auguste Zamoyski, born on June 28, 1893 at Jabłoń in Poland and died on May 19, 1970 in Saint-Clar-de-Rivière, is a Polish sculptor who participated in the Formists’ movement.
Born into a large family of the Polish nobility, Zamoyski studied law, economics and agronomy in Freiburg and then philosophy in Heidelberg. His interest in aesthetic theory never waned, as shown by the lecture on Art and Substance he gave in 1954 at the International Congress of Philosophy in Sao Paulo.
On his return to Poland, he settled in Zakopane, “the Chamonix of Poland”, a meeting place for Polish artists and intellectuals of the time.
He took part in the creation of an expressionist artistic movement which in 1919 took the name Formism, which was “the most important aesthetic movement in independent Poland”.
The essential characteristic of the movement, according to Léon Chwistek, often considered, alongside Witkiewicz, as the main theorist of Formism, was “the attempt to create a new style, based on the concepts of realism and beauty, which developed from the experience of the Cubists, Futurists and Expressionists”.
Three periods in the development of Zamoyski’s work can generally be distinguished:
– The Formist period (1917 – 1925), in Zakopane, Poland.
– A realistic period (1925 – 1950) (France, Brazil )
– a period of spiritual expressionism (from 1950); last years in Brazil, France, Poland, etc.)

In 2002, Hélène Zamoyska donated an important part of Auguste Zamoyski’s work to Sylvanès Abbey, and the Zamoyski Museum opened its doors in 2009.

On the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the sculptor’s death (2020), an exhibition entitled Auguste Zamoyski. Thinking in Stone, as well as an edition of the sculptor’s archives are organised in Poland (2017 – 2020) by the Adam Mickiewicz Museum of Literature in Warsaw in collaboration with the Auguste Zamoyski Museum in Sylvanès.

On 15 January 2019, the collection of Zamoyski’s works preserved in Sylvanes since 2009 was acquired by the National Museum in Warsaw. It includes ninety-three pieces which are exhibited in this museum since May 17, 2019.

Estimate 15,000 – 20,000 euro. Hotel des Vendes des Chantilly. 03/14/21