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Winter Weathervane


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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


“To introduce the movement is to create life”
Philippe Hiquily.

The question of movement has always been an integral part of Philippe HIQUILY’s work. At the end of the 1950s, he created the mobiles and the fountains. In 1963 he made a trio of monumental 12-meter weathervanes installed on Elviria beach (Marbella, Spain) that he reinterpreted more than 30 years later to carry out a monumental project for the Universal Exhibition 2010 in Shanghai. Faced with the success of this work, the artist conceived the following year a series of weathervanes including the Winter Weathervane which will be made at a height of 5 meters.

Faced with these mobiles, our relationship to sculpture is completely upset. The aesthetic experience is no longer lived only through contemplation, but through participation. The artist invites us to play with the work, thumbing his nose at the instructions “do not touch” instituted in cultural circles.

By integrating the Art For All collection alongside the Marathoner and the Epicurean, this Weathervane comes in an accessible format of 18 cm high while retaining the poetry and magic of its monumental equivalent and, more than ever, the playful essence.

Edition “ART FOR ALL” by Galerie Loft
2011 – Ed. 2020
Black painted stainless steel
H.18 x 12 x 7 cm- 85 gr.
Signed at the bottom and numbered 1000 copies.
Box dimensions (with protective case):  H. 23 x L. 17 x W. 9 cm



Marbella-Shanghai Weathervane, 1963-2009, H.21m, Epoxy painted steel movable, China, 2010


Additional information

Weight 85 g
Dimensions 18 × 12 × 7 cm



Black painted stainless steel, Black painted stainless steel


Signed Hiquily, Signed Hiquily


Edition of 1000, Edition of 1000


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