Jean Dunand, ‘“Singes” Panel’, circa 1927, Sotheby's: Important Design

Dimensions: 22 1/8 x 65 1/2 in. (56.2 x 166.4 cm) unframed

Signature: signed JEAN DUNAND

Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 1927, no. 23
DeLorenzo Gallery, New York, 1985

Jean Dunand, exh. cat., DeLorenzo Gallery, New York, 1985, p. 34 (for the present lot illustrated)
Félix Marcilhac, Jean Dunand: His Life and Works, London, 1991, pl. 17, p. 237, no. 331 (for the present lot illustrated)
Pierre Sanchez, Les expositions à la Galerie Georges Petit (1881-1934) - Répertoire des exposants et listes de leurs oeuvres, Paris, 2011, p. 714

Steven A. Greenberg, New York
DeLorenzo, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner

About Jean Dunand

Swiss sculptor and interior designer Jean Dunand was one of the great craftsmen of the Art Deco movement. A sculptor by trade, Dunand began experimenting with copper in the early 1900s. Using virtually all the materials and processes available to him at the time, he created both natural and manmade forms to form variously hammered, encrusted, inlaid, and etched vessels. His copperwork soon led him to work with lacquer, which he then began famously applying to different surfaces such as vases, furniture, panels, screens, portraits, and jewelry. These compositions varied from his copper furnishings in scope and design, becoming more geometric and angular, reflective of African Art and Cubism.

Swiss, 1877-1942, Lancy, Switzerland, based in Paris, France

Group Shows

Galerie Marcilhac, 
Galerie Michel Giraud, 
Hervé Wahlen, The Heritage of Art Deco Copperware Masters
Galerie Michel Giraud, 
Biennale des Antiquaires 2014
Galerie Michel Giraud, 
Biennale des Antiquaires 2012