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Philippe Pasqua
Vanity with Butterflies, Bronze painted in a white, limited Edition 2018

2018

$34,620.83

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Vanité aux Papillons "Vanity with Butterflies", bronze painted in white. Stamped and Signed on the base 2018 - Edition of 5 This one 5/8 Among Pasqua's masterpieces are the butterfly vanities, often made of bronze, for which he is also famous. Thus, he explores the theme of butterfly vanities, accentuating the contrast between the symbol of the soul in ancient Egypt and the great fragility of existence. Through his extraordinary journey, the French artist, Philippe Pasqua, has emerged as one of the major artists of his generation. His taste for the monumental is opposed to the attraction he has for what is most vulnerable and deep. For several years, the artist has also been going to Carrara frequently, where he sculpts skulls weighing several tons that are like massive stars radiating telluric energy. At the foundry, he produces large bronze casts that are then plunged into baths of chrome. The skulls that emerge — human or animal, like that of the hippopotamus — become like mirrors: sometimes you only see their blinding reflection, sometimes they disappear, so that what they are reflecting emerges. And on approaching them, inevitably it is our own image that we see. Pasqua’s huge sculptures have embellished the streets of Paris, and were exhibited at the 53rd Venice Biennale, in Moscow, Germany, Beijing, Monaco, Israel and the United States. His latest exhibition in September 2017, extended until January 2018, was a great success. Today, Philippe Pasqua is considered one of the most important sculptors and painters working in France, and his works collects large sums in auctions. Pasqua has exhibited in several museums to great acclaim, including his retrospective at Ahlers Foundation (Hanover, Germany, 2010), “Painting and Drawing” at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art (June 2010) , Galerie Zemack juin 2017 and the monumental show “Boarderline” at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco (2017). VANITY SKULL CURIOSITY TETE DE MORT VANITÉ CABINET DE CURIOSITÉ MEMENTO MEMORI

Details

  • Creator
    Philippe Pasqua (1965, French)
  • Creation Year
    2018
  • Dimensions
    Height: 13.78 in. (35 cm)Width: 11.82 in. (30 cm)Depth: 7.88 in. (20 cm)
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  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Paris, FR
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU131917552462

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    Ships From: 75004 - PARIS 04, France
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