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Lot 276: Leonor Fini, Sujet en or, 1973

Modern Art

by Lempertz

December 2, 2016

Cologne, Germany

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Description: Signed 'Léonor Fini' at the front of the horns' roots and numbered and with stamp mark of the publisher and stamped indication of the gold content verso.Published by Claude Tschou, Paris 1973. Exemplar 8/12. The object can also be worn as a pendant. By means of two enclosed gold-plated rings, the detachable tips of the horns can be additionally used as a hair circlet or a necklace.“I always thought that man's attributes were meagre. I envied animals for their tough claws, their thudding hooves, their glistening phosphorescent scales, their thick fur - but most of all for their horns … I love these horns when - worked in gold - they undergo a metamorphosis: on their base, they transform into an amulet, a fetish, a talisman.In a blink of an eye, they turn into a necklace of unyielding delicacy; they turn into a menacing and protecting bracelet or into a medal in the shape of horns still devoid of meaning”. (Leonor Fini, cited after: José Alvarez, Leonor Fini. Das große Bilderbuch, Lausanne and Geneva 1983, p. 44)

Notes: Droit de suite according to conditions of sale

Provenance: Galerie Lambert Monet, Geneva (1973); Private collection since, Berlin

Dimensions: Height 14.6 cm. Weight 396 gr. Mounted on granite base (10.8 x 10 x 10 cm), detachable

Artist or Maker: Leonor Fini

Exhibited: Geneva/Paris 1973 (Galerie Lambert Monet/Galerie Hervé Odermatt), Leonor Fini. Sujet en or

Medium: Two-part gold object (18 carat)

Date: 1973

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