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Raymond Duchamp-Villon

Puteaux Group, Section d'Or Group, Sculpture, Cubism

  • Les Amants, Premier état

Raymond Duchamp-Villon

(Damville, 1876 – Cannes, 1918)

Les Amants, Premier état , Premier état 1913

Bronze with dark brown patina
Gatti Fondeur, around 1930
35 x 50,5 cm

Conceived in 1913
and executed by Gatti Founder around 1930

Unique proof

Provenance :

- Collection Jacques Villon (1875-1963)
- Collection Mrs. Marcel Duchamp
- Collection Pierre-Noël Matisse, son of Pierre Matisse and Mrs. Marcel Duchamp
- Collection Mrs. Jacquelyn Miller Matisse, wife of Pierre-Noël Matisse

Exhibitions :

- Memorial Exhibition of the Works of Raymond Duchamp-Villon (1876-1918), Brummer Gallery, New York, from the 5th of January to the 9th of February 1929, the plaster exhibited nr 22 or 25
- Sculpture by Raymond Duchamp-Villon (1876-1918), The Arts Club, Chicago, from the 28th of March to the 12e of April 1929, the plaster exhibited nr 22 or 25 (Catalogue with text by Walter Pach)
- Sculptures de Duchamp-Villon 1876-1918, Galerie Pierre, Paris, from the 8th to the 27th of June 1931, this bronze exhibited nr 16 or 19 ? (Catalogue with text by André Salmon)
- Les 3 Duchamps, Galerie Tokoro, Tokyo, from the 2nd of November to the 15th of December 1984, this bronze exhibited nr 16 (Catalogue with texts by P. Cabanne, B. Lorquin and Y. Tono)
- Duchamp-Villon sculpteur 1876-1918, collections du Centre Georges Pompidou, Musée National d’Art Moderne et du Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Rouen, from the 20th of February to the 24th of May 1999, bronze exhibited, nr 30
- Gleizes-Metzinger, Du Cubisme et après, L’Adresse, Musée de la Poste, Paris, from the 9th of May to the 22th of September 2012, bronze exhibited.
- Gleizes-Metzinger, Du Cubisme et après, Musée de Lodève, Lodève, from the 22th of June to the 3rd of November 2013, bronze exhibited

- Ateliérova sousedstvi (Neighbors in Art) Marcel Duchamp, Raymond Duchamp-Villon, Jacques Villon, Frantisek Kupka at dalsi (and others), Museum Kampa, Prague, from September 9, 2017 to January 8, 2018, this bronze was presented under the nr. 67, cat. nr. 4

Literature :

Marie Noëlle Pradel, Raymond Duchamp-Villon, la vie et l’œuvre, unpublished doctoral thesis, Ecole du Louvre, Paris, 1960, nr 62 (3rd study)
- Bénédicte Ajac, Marie Pessiot, Marie-Noëlle de Grandy-Pradel, Duchamp-Villon sculpteur 1876-1918, collections du Centre Georges Pompidou, Musée National d’Art Moderne et du Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, catalogue of the exhibition, Ed. Centre Pompidou and R.M.N., Paris, 1998, bronze reproduced nr 30, p. 82 and described under the same number p. 146
- Gleizes-Metzinger, Du Cubisme et après, catalogue of the exhibition at L’Adresse, Musee de la Poste, Paris, by Josette Rasle, Serge Fauchereau, Peter Brooke, Christian Briend and Gladys Fabre, Beaux-arts de Paris Les Editions, Ministere de la Culture et de la Communication, Paris, 2012, bronze described and reproduced in colour p. 68
- Gleizes-Metzinger, Du Cubisme et après, catalogue of the exhibition at the Musee de Lodeve, Lodeve, by Josette Rasle, Serge Fauchereau, Peter Brooke, Christian Briend and Gladys Fabre, Beaux-arts de Paris Les Editions, Ministere de la Culture et de la Communication, Paris, 2012, bronze described and reproduced in colour p. 68
- Ateliérova Sousedstvi (Neighbors in Art) Marcel Duchamp, Raymond Duchamp-Villon, Jacques Villon, Frantisek Kupka a dalsi (and others), by Brigitte Leal and Pierre Brullé, catalogue of the Museum Kampa exhibition, published by Museum Kampa - The Jan and Meda Mladek Foundation, Prague, 2017,  bronze described on page 140, catalogue Nr. 4 and reproduced in color on page 70 under nr 67

 

Our bronze is visible in this photograph from the studio of Jacques VILLON in Puteaux in 1963. (Photo courtesy Galerie Louis Carré).

Raymond Duchamp-Villon - Amants fifth state. Bronze edited 8 proofs by Louis Carré Gallery and melted in the late 60s by Georges Rudier, foundry in Paris. 67.6 x 98.8 cm. 

 

 

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