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MARATHONER

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Born in Montmartre in 1925, Philippe Hiquily is a very singular artist, sculptor, but also creator of furniture, jewellery, etchings and experimental kinetic and electronic works. The main axis of his work is to play with shapes and balance but also the “coupling” of sculptures and objects. May they be in iron, brass or steel there are always principles behind his sculptures, art must be funny, playful and esthetical. Movements, curves and materials are as many ways to give life to metal that is metamorphosed in an erotic object. From New York to Paris, museums of tribal art to the salon of French aristocracy, this lover of women, protégé of Germaine Richier, friend of Arman, César, Jodorowsky or Alain Jouffroy, this very convivial and great cigar lover, Officer of the National Order of Arts and Letters, has always known, throughout his life, how to completely overwhelm our view of sculpture.

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Philippe Hiquily liked to explore the shapes of women and flirt with their natural sensuality. His metal work, muscled in the hammering of iron sheets, very deman- ding in the layout of the balance, carnal in the drawing of the anatomy but tender and lascivious in the final polish of the volumes, from the iron or steel sheets would emerge utterly charming compositions full of poetry and humor.

Initially conceived in 1981 as a 6-meter-high monu- mental sculpture, Marathonienne, (Marathoner) has now become one of Philippe Hiquily’s most iconic sculptures. At the Centre of many cultural events in Europe and all over the world and revealed to a wide audience thanks to the American television seriesBillons, she impresses us by the softness of her curves and the eroticism of her figure that contrasts with the rigor of her composition (the perfect geometry of a circle divided in 3 angles of 120°on a central axis). This modern sports woman immortalized in an ultimate moment of grace, both strong and untameable, is rendered vulnerable by the stolen moment in which she seems suspended. Generally presented in monumental formats, the marathon runner has found it’s way into a small format for the Art For All collection, thus proving again that the grace of her shapes has no limits.

Edition “ART FOR ALL” by Galerie Loft,
Black painted cast metal,
H. 16 x L. 11,5 x P. 6 cm – 145 gr.
Signed and numbered on the side. Limited edition of  1000 copies.
Size of the box (with protective case): H. 20,5 x L. 15 x P. 10 cm.
Certificate of authenticity included

hiquily Marathonienne billions
Marathon runner in the TV series “Billions”.
Philippe Hiquily, Marathonienne, 1981
Marathoneinne H.5M, Philippe Hiquily, Vitry sur seine,1981

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Didier Viltart, director of Ferus Gallery, presents the story of Philippe Hiquily’s Marathonienne.

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Additional information

Weight 145 g
Dimensions 16 × 11,5 × 6 cm
Year

1981

Material

Cast iron

Tirages

Edition of 1000

Signature

Signed Hiquily

Dim. de la boite

H. 20,5 x L. 15 x P. 10 cm

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