Henri Laurens

French, 1855-1954

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Henri Laurens

French, 1855-1954

3,107 followers

Henri Laurens began his career creating wood and polychrome plaster sculptures, drawing on the …

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Henri Laurens began his career creating wood and polychrome plaster sculptures, drawing on the tenets of Cubism and adopting such typically Cubist subjects as dissected human figures, guitars, and still lifes. For instance, Clown (1915), which drew on Pablo Picassos’s assemblages, consists of juxtaposed spheres, …

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Selected career achievements
High auction record
$2m, Christie's, 2008
Solo show at a major institution
Centre Pompidou
Group show at a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 6 more
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 1 more
Reviewed by a major art publication
The Guardian
Participated in a major biennial
documenta
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