François Morellet

French, 1926–2016

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In the 1960s, Francois Morellet joined Groupe de Recherche d'Art Visuel (Visual Art Research Group, or GRAV), an experimental group that made installations using non-traditional art materials. Morellet rejected the idea of the individual …

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Trapeze and square with common ribs, 1980
Sold on Jun 1, 2021
€2,600
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Two modules in wood and formica, Edition Media, Multiple in two parts in wood and formica
81.5 x 45.0 x 4.3 cm
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€2,600
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Jun 1, 2021
Artcurial
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Two modules in wood and formica Signed and numbered on the back "A 6/44" and "B 6/44" respectively 45 x 81.50 x 4.30 cm Edition Media, Neufchâtel Multiple in two parts in wood and formica; each signed and numbered 17.72 x 32.09 x 1.69 in. h: 45 w: 81.50 d: 4.30 cm Sold 2,600 € * Results are displayed including buyer's fees and taxes. They are generated automatically and can be modified.
Trapeze and square with common ribs, 1980
Two modules in wood and formica, Edition Media, Multiple in two parts in wood and formica
Jun 1, 2021
Artcurial
€2,600
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Sculpture
81.5 x 45.0 x 4.3 cm
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Jun 1, 2021
Artcurial
Realized Price
€2,600
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Two modules in wood and formica Signed and numbered on the back "A 6/44" and "B 6/44" respectively 45 x 81.50 x 4.30 cm Edition Media, Neufchâtel Multiple in two parts in wood and formica; each signed and numbered 17.72 x 32.09 x 1.69 in. h: 45 w: 81.50 d: 4.30 cm Sold 2,600 € * Results are displayed including buyer's fees and taxes. They are generated automatically and can be modified.
Untitled, 1994
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€7,280
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Wall tapestry wool handknotted
137.0 x 137.0 cm
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€7,280
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Jun 1, 2021
Artcurial
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Hand-woven woolen tapestry Signed, dated and numbered on the artist's certificate "2/6" M.Bochum x Morellet Gallery Edition Susret-Pegegnung, Bregenz Wall tapestry wool handknotted; signed, dated and numbered on the certificate h: 137 w: 137 cm Sold € 7.280 * Results are displayed including buyer's fees and taxes. They are generated automatically and can be modified.
Untitled, 1994
Wall tapestry wool handknotted
Jun 1, 2021
Artcurial
€7,280
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137.0 x 137.0 cm
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Jun 1, 2021
Artcurial
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€7,280
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Hand-woven woolen tapestry Signed, dated and numbered on the artist's certificate "2/6" M.Bochum x Morellet Gallery Edition Susret-Pegegnung, Bregenz Wall tapestry wool handknotted; signed, dated and numbered on the certificate h: 137 w: 137 cm Sold € 7.280 * Results are displayed including buyer's fees and taxes. They are generated automatically and can be modified.
Sphère-trames, 1962
Sold on May 27, 2021
€22,500
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stainless steel
36.0 cm
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€22,500
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May 27, 2021
Christie's
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François Morellet (1926-2016) stainless steel diameter: 36cm. Executed in 1962, this work is from an edition of one-hundred Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.
Sphère-trames, 1962
stainless steel
May 27, 2021
Christie's
€22,500
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36.0 cm
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May 27, 2021
Christie's
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€22,500
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François Morellet (1926-2016) stainless steel diameter: 36cm. Executed in 1962, this work is from an edition of one-hundred Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.
Free-vol n° 17, 1992
Sold on May 27, 2021
€27,500
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Painting
acrylic on PVC and painted aluminium
75.0 x 90.0 cm
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€27,500
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May 27, 2021
Christie's
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François Morellet (1926-2016) signed, titled and dated 'Free-vol n° 17 Morellet 1992' (on the reverse) acrylic on PVC and painted aluminium 90 x 75cm. Executed in 1992 Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.
Free-vol n° 17, 1992
acrylic on PVC and painted aluminium
May 27, 2021
Christie's
€27,500
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75.0 x 90.0 cm
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May 27, 2021
Christie's
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€27,500
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François Morellet (1926-2016) signed, titled and dated 'Free-vol n° 17 Morellet 1992' (on the reverse) acrylic on PVC and painted aluminium 90 x 75cm. Executed in 1992 Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.
3 Trames de grillage 0°-30°-60° (3 Mesh Frames 0°-30°-60°), 1973
Sold on May 27, 2021
€6,875
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wire mesh and stained wood on aluminium
31.0 x 31.0 x 6.5 cm
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€6,875
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May 27, 2021
Christie's
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François Morellet (1926-2016) incised with the artist's signature and number 'Morellet 60' (on the reverse) wire mesh and stained wood on aluminium 31 x 31 x 6.5cm. Executed in 1973, this work is number sixty from an edition of ninety Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.
3 Trames de grillage 0°-30°-60° (3 Mesh Frames 0°-30°-60°), 1973
wire mesh and stained wood on aluminium
May 27, 2021
Christie's
€6,875
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31.0 x 31.0 x 6.5 cm
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May 27, 2021
Christie's
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€6,875
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François Morellet (1926-2016) incised with the artist's signature and number 'Morellet 60' (on the reverse) wire mesh and stained wood on aluminium 31 x 31 x 6.5cm. Executed in 1973, this work is number sixty from an edition of ninety Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.
Tirets 0° 90°, 1971
Sold on Dec 11, 2020
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Acrylic on canvas
140.0 x 140.0 cm
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Dec 11, 2020
Ketterer Kunst
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Tirets 0° 90°. 1971. Acrylic on canvas. Verso of the stretcher signed, dated, titled and inscribed. 140 x 140 cm (55.1 x 55.1 in). • The pioneer of Geometric Abstraction. • As one of the founding members of the "Groupe de Recherche d'Art Visuel" ("GRAV", 1960-1968) Morellet was a key player of Op-Art and Kinetic Art from a very early point on. • Documenta participant in 1968 and 1977. • From the series "Tirets". • François Morellet's basic principles of superimposing, serial arrangement and interference coalesce in this painting. PROVENANCE: Collection Deutsche Bank AG, Frankfurt a. M. Called up: December 11, 2020 - ca. 18.41 h +/- 20 min.
Tirets 0° 90°, 1971
Acrylic on canvas
Dec 11, 2020
Ketterer Kunst
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140.0 x 140.0 cm
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Dec 11, 2020
Ketterer Kunst
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Price not available
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Tirets 0° 90°. 1971. Acrylic on canvas. Verso of the stretcher signed, dated, titled and inscribed. 140 x 140 cm (55.1 x 55.1 in). • The pioneer of Geometric Abstraction. • As one of the founding members of the "Groupe de Recherche d'Art Visuel" ("GRAV", 1960-1968) Morellet was a key player of Op-Art and Kinetic Art from a very early point on. • Documenta participant in 1968 and 1977. • From the series "Tirets". • François Morellet's basic principles of superimposing, serial arrangement and interference coalesce in this painting. PROVENANCE: Collection Deutsche Bank AG, Frankfurt a. M. Called up: December 11, 2020 - ca. 18.41 h +/- 20 min.
Tamponnades 1. 3. 9. 27., 2011
Sold on Dec 10, 2020
£1,020
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Print
The complete portfolio of four screenprints printed in black
60.0 x 60.0 cm
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£1,020
Auction Sale
Dec 10, 2020
Bonhams
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The complete portfolio of four screenprints printed in black, 2011, on wove, each signed and numbered 21/36 in pencil, printed by Rinaldo Rossi, Genova, published by Milan Dobeš Museum, Bratislava, the full sheets printed to the edges, loose as issued, each 600 x 600mm (23 5/8 x 23 5/8in)(SH)(Folio)(4)
Tamponnades 1. 3. 9. 27., 2011
The complete portfolio of four screenprints printed in black
Dec 10, 2020
Bonhams
£1,020
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60.0 x 60.0 cm
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Dec 10, 2020
Bonhams
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£1,020
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The complete portfolio of four screenprints printed in black, 2011, on wove, each signed and numbered 21/36 in pencil, printed by Rinaldo Rossi, Genova, published by Milan Dobeš Museum, Bratislava, the full sheets printed to the edges, loose as issued, each 600 x 600mm (23 5/8 x 23 5/8in)(SH)(Folio)(4)
Ohne Titel (Trames) (Untitled – grids or Grillage (Wire mesh), 1965
Sold on Dec 8, 2020
€7,560
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3 wire-mesh screens and painted wood board in metal frame
50.5 x 50.4 x 2.9 cm
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€7,560
Auction Sale
Dec 8, 2020
Sotheby's
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signé et numéroté 55/100 sur l'étiquette MAT édition au dos trois écrans de fils métalliques et panneau en bois peint dans un cadre en métal 50,4 x 50,5 x 2,9 cm ; 19 13/16 x 19⅞x 1⅛in. Exécutée en 1965, cette œuvre est le numéro 55 d'une édition de 100 exemplaires.
Ohne Titel (Trames) (Untitled – grids or Grillage (Wire mesh), 1965
3 wire-mesh screens and painted wood board in metal frame
Dec 8, 2020
Sotheby's
€7,560
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50.5 x 50.4 x 2.9 cm
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Dec 8, 2020
Sotheby's
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€7,560
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signé et numéroté 55/100 sur l'étiquette MAT édition au dos trois écrans de fils métalliques et panneau en bois peint dans un cadre en métal 50,4 x 50,5 x 2,9 cm ; 19 13/16 x 19⅞x 1⅛in. Exécutée en 1965, cette œuvre est le numéro 55 d'une édition de 100 exemplaires.
Reinforced concrete 45°, 55°, 65°, 1926-2016
Sold on Dec 5, 2020
€20,000
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Video/Film/Animation
Executed in 2006, this work is number two from an edition of five.
37 x 37 x 4 cm
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€20,000
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Dec 5, 2020
Christie's
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François Morellet (1926-2016) Reinforced concrete 45°, 55°, 65° fer à béton 37 x 37 x 4 cm. Réalisée en 2006, cette œuvre porte le numéro deux d'une édition de cinq exemplaires. iron gates cast 14 5/8 x 14 5/8 x 1 5/8 in. Executed in 2006, this work is number two from an edition of five.
Reinforced concrete 45°, 55°, 65°, 1926-2016
Executed in 2006, this work is number two from an edition of five.
Dec 5, 2020
Christie's
€20,000
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Video/Film/Animation
37 x 37 x 4 cm
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Dec 5, 2020
Christie's
Realized Price
€20,000
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François Morellet (1926-2016) Reinforced concrete 45°, 55°, 65° fer à béton 37 x 37 x 4 cm. Réalisée en 2006, cette œuvre porte le numéro deux d'une édition de cinq exemplaires. iron gates cast 14 5/8 x 14 5/8 x 1 5/8 in. Executed in 2006, this work is number two from an edition of five.
Reinforced concrete 0°-90°, 20°-70°, 1926-2016
Sold on Dec 5, 2020
€65,000
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140 x 140 cm
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€65,000
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Dec 5, 2020
Christie's
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François Morellet (1926-2016) Reinforced concrete 0°-90°, 20°-70° fer à béton 140 x 140 cm. Réalisée en 2006, cette œuvre est unique. iron gates cast 55 1/8 x 55 1/8 in. Executed in 2006, this work is unique.
Reinforced concrete 0°-90°, 20°-70°, 1926-2016
Dec 5, 2020
Christie's
€65,000
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140 x 140 cm
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Dec 5, 2020
Christie's
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€65,000
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François Morellet (1926-2016) Reinforced concrete 0°-90°, 20°-70° fer à béton 140 x 140 cm. Réalisée en 2006, cette œuvre est unique. iron gates cast 55 1/8 x 55 1/8 in. Executed in 2006, this work is unique.