On the next 4th of April, the "French Art de vivre in Knightsbridge" auction will propose 46 lots coming from a private prestigious collection, at Espace Tajan and on the Live platform. The Art collection of this French collector, perfectly shows her eclectic taste for the “eye-catching” art, ever-present in his luxurious flat in the famous Knightsbridge district in London. This very particular style elegantly mixes works of contemporary artists, Asian art, Decorative art and Antique furniture.
The most important feature of the collection is the animal reign presents by a beautiful pair of two bronze chairs signed by Bronislaw Krzysztof, for example. Also a rare pair of moose andlers armchairs and at last, the collection’s masterpiece, a "crocodile" bench seat signed by Claude Lalanne. For several decades, Claude Lalanne's work has been a testimony to her affection for the assembly of organic forms, the use of imprints and the technique of galvanoplastie. Mixing improvisation and naturalness to make real surrealist objects, her works immediately create an attachment to this bestiary that one appropriates as a familiar menagerie. Representing two confronted crocodiles, this virtuoso model was displayed during the great monographic exhibition Les Lalanne at the Musée des Arts décoratifs in Paris in 2010.
In this auction, there are some works of the famous artist Miquel Barceló, including two amazing ceramics : Mapamundi and 3 Black Roses. “Miquel Barceló contribution for ceramic art isn’t simple painted decors. From his art, archetypal forms are borning, inspired by the foundational topics of the artist : life, death, and organic metalorphosis ”
In this exceptional sale, we note too a masterpiece of Manolo Valdès, who is a perfect witness of the Spanish artist’s work, a captivating mix of materials. Finally, Decorative Art are very good represented by some pieces of André Arbus and Jules Leleu, in additionnal of a beautiful Asian art collection and a large selection of Antique furniture.
FRENCH ART DE VIVRE IN KNIGHTSBRIDGE auction, April 4, 2018