Lot 276: Leonor Fini, Sujet en or, 1973

Lempertz

December 2, 2016, 6:00 PM CET
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)
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
Medium: Two-part gold object (18 carat)
Date: 1973
Exhibited: Geneva/Paris 1973 (Galerie Lambert Monet/Galerie Hervé Odermatt), Leonor Fini. Sujet en or
Provenance: Galerie Lambert Monet, Geneva (1973); Private collection since, Berlin
Notes: Droit de suite according to conditions of sale
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December 2, 2016, 6:00 PM CET

Cologne, Germany

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