29 JANUARY – 5 FEBRUARY 2023

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Galerie Mathivet

Felix Agostini (Paris, 1910-1980)
Pair of sconces 'Grande Caryatide', circa 1955
Bronze with golden patina, two arms model
Dimensions with lampshade: H 114 x W 50 x D 20 cm

Félix Agostini (1910-1980) is a French artist who is particularly well known for his lighting and furniture designs from the 1950s. His creations, always marked by modernity and surrealism, are inspired by animals, women and mythology. His lighting fixtures, in particular, are veritable sculptures diffusing a soft light that highlights his lines and patinas, which are often golden.
Although he began working at the age of 24 as a draughtsman for the printer Draeger, it was not long before he opened his first studio in 1943, where Diego Giacometti would work with him. Nearly 200 works were created by this artist, who left his mark on his era through the poetry of his work. The sconces presented are remarkable for their pristine beauty and extraordinary size, measuring one metre in height.