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The Epicurean


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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.


The Work


« Let us hasten to succumb to temptation,

before it strays. » Épicure

As a voluptuous hedonist, one of the last of the sculp- tures made by Philippe Hiquily observes us with cu- riosity and gentleness from her slender silhouette. This Épicurienne (Epicurean), a direct counterpart of the mythical sculpture by the artist : Marathonienne (Marathoner), evokes with serenity the completion of the incredible plastic journey made by the artist throughout the twentieth century during which he never ceased to explore the forms and curves of female figures with charm, poetry and humour, as if to better capture and extract their sensuality.

Pretty and nonchalant, caught in a moment of serenity and of pure ecstasy, she offers herself to the pleasure of the eyes, one arm raised as if to better reveal her breasts while her hand chastely caresses her knees, delicately clasped.

But is she really wise or just relaxed and satiated after having reached climax ? As she now joins the Art For All collection in small format, we can now all decide of her destiny… in the palm of our hands.

Edition “Art For All” by Galerie Loft Paris

1981 – Ed.2020,
Black painted cast metal,
H.16 x 8 x 8 cm, 208 grams,
Dim. of the box : 21,2 x 12,5 x 9,5 cm,
Certificate of authenticity included. Signed and numbered on the side. Limited edition of 1000 copies.


Épicurienne 5M, Philippe Hiquily à Saint Germain Des Près

The Epicurean 5M, Philippe Hiquily, Saint-Germain-des-Près, Paris, 2012


Additional information

Weight 208 g
Dimensions 16 × 8 × 8 cm



Cast iron, Cast iron


Edition of 1000, Edition of 1000


Signed Hiquily, Signed Hiquily


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