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Lot 167: HENRI-GEORGES ADAM* (Paris 1904 - 1967 Perros-Guirec)

Est: €2,000 EUR - €4,000 EURPassed
Widder AuctionsNovember 23, 2023Vienna, Austria

Item Overview

Description

HENRI-GEORGES ADAM* (Paris 1904 - 1967 Perros-Guirec)
At the harbour, 1927
ink and watercolor/cardboard, 28,5 x 24,4 cm
signed Adam, dated 27
entitled"sur le port"

ESTIMATE °€ 2000 - 4000
STARTING PRICE °€ 2000

The French professor, painter, graphic artist, sculptor and tapestry designer Henri-Georges Adam is generally attributed to the École de Paris. From 1926 he worked as a drawing teacher for the city of Paris. He soon began making satirical drawings and political caricatures. Waldemar George compared his cynical mocking spirit to that of Georges Rouault. In the 1930s, Adam created copper engravings and etchings. In an expressionistic series of copper engravings he dealt with the war, especially the Spanish Civil War. Adam joined the "Association des Écrivains at Artistes Révolutionnaires" (AEAR: Henri Barbusse, Jean Bernier, Andre Breton - until 1933, Claude Cahun/Lucy Schwob, Max Ernst, Maurice Estève, André Gide, Jean Giono, Francis Jourdain, Max Lingner, Alfred Menassier, Marcel Moore/Zusanne Malherbe, Léon Moussinac, Charlotte Perriand, Édouard Pignon, Arpadszenes, Paul Vaillant-Couturier, Charles Vildrac). He moved in the circles of surrealist artists such as André Breton, Louis Aragon and Paul Éluard and took part in one with Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Georges Rouault, Raoul Dufy, Fernand Léger, Marc Chagall, Chaïm Soutine, Ossip Zadkine, Roger Bissière and Édouard Pignon Participated in a group exhibition at the Théâtre de l'Alhambra. In 1942 Adam began sculpting. In 1943 he was one of the founders of the Salon de Mai together with Gaston Diehl, Léon Gischia, Jean Le Moal, Alfred Manessier, Edouard Pignon and Gustave Singier; He created decorations, costumes, masks and two statues measuring four meters high for a performance of “Les Mouches” by Jean-Paul Sartre. Adam was friends with Pablo Picasso, who made his workshop available to him. In 1947, Adam began creating black and white tapestries, for which he developed his own technique. In 1952, the first retrospective of his entire work took place in Paris. Another followed in 1955 at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. Adam decorated the French Embassy in Washington with tapestries, worked for the UNESCO headquarters in Paris and for Air France in New York. In the 1960s he created a number of monumental sculptures for public spaces. After a monument to the Unknown Political Prisoner followed “Le Signal”, in the forecourt of the Le Havre Museum. Adam became professor of engraving and then senior professor of the sculpture workshop at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris. In 1959 he was a participant in documenta 2 in Kassel. Another retrospective took place in 1966 at the Musée National d'Art Moderne in Paris.

PLEASE NOTE:
The purchase price consists of the highest bid plus the buyer's premium, sales tax and, if applicable, the fee of artists resale rights. In the case of normal taxation (marked °), a premium of 24% is added to the highest bid. The mandatory sales tax of 13%, for photographys 20%, is added to the sum of the highest bid and the buyer's premium. The buyer's premium amounts to 28% in case of differential taxation. The sales tax is included in the differential taxation.

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Payment & Shipping

Payment

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Shipping

We will send you the invoice shortly after the auction. As soon as we have recieved the amount, the art can be picked up at Johannesgasse 9-13, 1010 Vienna. Please note that the buyer is responsible for pick-up and shipping of the lot.

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Auction Details

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by
Widder Auctions
November 23, 2023, 05:00 PM CET

Johannesgasse 9 - 13, Vienna, 1010, AT

Terms

Buyer's Premium

28.0%

Bidding Increments

From:To:Increment:
€0€99€10
€100€699€50
€700€999€100
€1,000€2,999€200
€3,000€3,599€300
€3,600€3,999€400
€4,000€6,999€500
€7,000€15,999€1,000
€16,000€29,999€2,000
€30,000€35,999€3,000
€36,000€39,999€4,000
€40,000€149,999€5,000
€150,000+€10,000

Terms and Conditions

Extract from the Rules of Procedure, as of October 2023

The auctions are conducted in accordance with the Rules of Procedure of the Widder Auctions of Kunsthandel Widder GmbH. The exact wording of these rules is available at the auction house and can be downloaded from www.widderauktionen.com

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Purchase price
The purchase price consists of the highest bid plus the buyer's premium, sales tax and, if applicable, the fee of artists resale rights. The buyer's premium amounts to 28% in case of differential taxation. The sales tax is included in the differential taxation.
In the case of normal taxation (marked °), a premium of 24% is added to the highest bid. The mandatory sales tax of 13%, for photographs 20%, is added to the sum of the highest bid and the buyer's premium.

Resale Right
Items marked * are subject to the artists resale right. This will be charged in the form of a surcharge on the highest bid. It only applies to highest bids over € 2,499.99 and is staggered: for the first € 50,000 4% will be charged. Thereafter, for additional €150,000, 3% and for another €150,000, 1% and for another €150,000, 0,5% is charged. For €500,000 and above 0.25% are charged. The maximum resale right charge is 12,500 €.

Taxes
In case of differential taxation (28% premium), the sales tax is already included.
In the case of normal taxation (marked °), a premium of 24% is added to the highest bid. The mandatory sales tax of 13%, for photographs 20%, is added to the sum of the highest bid and the buyer's premium.

Authenticity guarantee
The auction house vouches for the authenticity of the object to the buyer within two years and guarantees that the object is indeed by the named artist.

Catalog information and description
Details of technique, signature, material, condition, provenance, etc. are provided by experts of the auction house. However, no guarantee is given for the correctness of this information.
The descriptions of the objects mean: first and last name of the artist with life data: an authentic work of the artist. "Signed" or "monogrammed": a clearly attributable work by the artist. "Attributed": a probably, but not necessarily authentic, work by the artist. "Circle": a work created within the artist's sphere of influence. "Inscribed": a probably authentic work, but not signed by the artist's hand. "Workshop": a work created in the artist's immediate environment. "School": a work created in temporal and stylistic proximity to the artist. "Succession": a stylistically related work created in the artist's succession.

Purchase Price and Buyers Premium

Purchase price
The purchase price consists of the highest bid plus the buyer's premium, sales tax and, if applicable, the fee of artists resale rights. The buyer's premium amounts to 28% in case of differential taxation. The sales tax is included in the differential taxation.
In the case of normal taxation (marked °), a premium of 24% is added to the highest bid. The mandatory sales tax of 13%, for photographs 20%, is added to the sum of the highest bid and the buyer's premium.

Resale Right
Items marked * are subject to the artists resale right. This will be charged in the form of a surcharge on the highest bid. It only applies to highest bids over € 2,499.99 and is staggered: for the first € 50,000 4% will be charged. Thereafter, for additional €150,000, 3% and for another €150,000, 1% and for another €150,000, 0,5% is charged. For €500,000 and above 0.25% are charged. The maximum resale right charge is 12,500 €.

Taxation

Taxes
In case of differential taxation (28% premium), the sales tax is already included.
In the case of normal taxation (marked °), a premium of 24% is added to the highest bid. The mandatory sales tax of 13%, for photographs 20%, is added to the sum of the highest bid and the buyer's premium.

Lot Description

Authenticity guarantee
The auction house vouches for the authenticity of the object to the buyer within two years and guarantees that the object is indeed by the named artist.

Catalog information and description
Details of technique, signature, material, condition, provenance, etc. are provided by experts of the auction house. However, no guarantee is given for the correctness of this information.
The descriptions of the objects mean: first and last name of the artist with life data: an authentic work of the artist. "Signed" or "monogrammed": a clearly attributable work by the artist. "Attributed": a probably, but not necessarily authentic, work by the artist. "Circle": a work created within the artist's sphere of influence. "Inscribed": a probably authentic work, but not signed by the artist's hand. "Workshop": a work created in the artist's immediate environment. "School": a work created in temporal and stylistic proximity to the artist. "Succession": a stylistically related work created in the artist's succession.

Shipping Terms

We will send you the invoice shortly after the auction. As soon as we have recieved the amount, the art can be picked up at Johannesgasse 9-13, 1010 Vienna. Please note that the buyer is responsible for pick-up and shipping of the lot.

Should you wish to ship your items, please contact:
Mailboxes
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 01 5128855

Please note that storage fees may apply, should the pieces not be picked up within 14 days after invoicing for domestic and 28 days for international transportation.

Our team will be happy to assist you with any further information at [email protected] or at 0043 676 555 66 10.