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June 02, 2018 01:00 AM EDT Hudson


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AMÉDÉE OZENFANT (1886-1966): NATURE MORTE

AMÉDÉE OZENFANT (1886-1966): NATURE MORTE

Oil on canvas, c. 1925, signed 'Ozenfant' lower right. 31 1/2 x 25 in., 33 1/2 x 27 in. (frame). Provenance: Collection of Elisabeth Grinnel, NY; Private Collection. Literature: Amédée Ozenfant catalogue raisonné des oeuvres paint,

no. 1925/007. Exhibited: San Francisco Museum of Art, 1940; M. Knoedler & Co., NY, April 5-28, 1973. Note: French artist, writer and teacher Amédée Ozenfant is best known as the co-author with Le Corbusier of the manifesto Après le Cubism written in 1918, and the founding of the art movement Purism as a reaction to Cubism. Ozenfant and Le Corbusier also collaborated on the publication of the journal L'Esprit Nouveau, the book La peinture moderne (1925), and as art advisors and agents to Raoul la Roche, the Paris-based Swiss collector of Cubist and Purist art. Ozenfant's own work pursued the tenets of the Purist philosophy. His social and creative circle was wide, including Fernand Leger, Max Jacob and Guillaume Apollinaire, with whom he founded the magazine L'Elan. Ozenfant taught extensively in Paris, London and New York, his students included Marie Laurencin, Leonora Carrington and his friend Le Corbusier.

Condition:Some minor and unobtrusive surface soiling. Otherwise in very good condition.

Estimate: $10,000 - $20,000
Hammer Price
$57,000
06/02/2018

 

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