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    Alexandre Noll (French, 1890-1970)
    Large and Important Sculpture, ca. 1958
    Carved ebony
    48-3/4 x 14 x 9 inches (123.8 x 35.6 x 22.9 cm)
    Sold with copy of letter of authenticity signed by Odile Noll

    PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE COLLECTION

    PROVENANCE:
    Boutique de Monsieur Gitigoire, Marseille, France.
    Collection of Georges Anselme, Marseille, France.
    Robert Ruben Collection, Paris and New York.
    Private Collection, purchased from Cristina Grajales Inc., New York.

    Alexandre Noll was an enigmatic French artist active in the postwar period who made sculptures, furniture, and decorative objects, primarily out of wood. Noll favored the softness, the variability, and the uniqueness of natural wood, generally teak, mahogany, sycamore, but most of all ebony, at a time when designers were reaching increasingly for machined and new materials. Each piece was carved by hand and due to the nature of organic materials, no two pieces were identical. Although he was not an extensive world traveler, his work exhibits a global influence, with his totems in particular continuing the tradition of French artists drawing inspiration from Polynesian art practices.





    Condition Report*: Overall good condition and presentation, with minor surface scratches and wear to finish, especially to base.
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    Auction Dates
    October, 2019
    1st Tuesday
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