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Bronze Sculpture by Antoine Poncet

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In the 1940s, Franco-Swiss sculptor Antoine Poncet studied with Germaine Richier and Ossip Zadkine, and in the early 1950s collaborated with Jean Arp. His own work demonstrated a connection with Arp's biomorphism, but was otherwise quite distinct. This early bronze -- comprising a "body" (with a central void suggesting a single eye) supported on vaguely zoomorphic "legs" which end in sharp points -- has an appearance that is simultaneously menacing and endearing, as of an alien life-form that is either about to pounce on its prey, or perhaps is stretching to be petted. The tension between fearful contour (sharp points and edges) with luxurious surface (highly polished bronze) makes this jewel-like sculpture a sophisticated enigma, compounded by the odd way that it seems to exude the warmth of a living creature.

Stamped with artist's initials, and numbered "A.P. 4/6"

Details

  • Materials and Techniques
    PolishedBronze,Cast,Bronze
  • Condition
  • Condition Details
    Excellent condition.
  • Dimensions
    H 10 in. x W 14 in. x D 7 in.H 25.4 cm x W 35.56 cm x D 17.78 cm
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    U1202138091717
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