MacDougall's Fine Art Auctions Important Russian Art Auction - Wednesday 5th June 2019
§ INDENBAUM, LEON (1890–1981) Céline, the Art Deco Woman , diptych, each part signed, numbered ""3/8""
and ""4/8"" respectively, and with foundry marks on the base. Each bronze, measuring 66 cm (overall height). Nos. 3 and 4 from a limited edition of 8 each.
Provenance: Private collection, France.
Authenticity of the work has been confirmed by J.-L. Goiran, the artist’s grandson.
Each part of the present lot is a posthumous lost wax cast executed at the Lauragaise Bronze Foundry (La Fonderie de Bronze Lauragaise) with authorisation of the artist’s family. Representing the artist’s wife, the 1917 diptych – a model for this bronze version, – is part of a series of oak bas-reliefs commissioned by the artist’s sponsors Jacques Doucet and Paul Poiret, famous French couturiers and collectors.