Quantcast Danseur Fire Screen by Edgar Brandt | Blouin Art Sales Index
DISCOVER
5.9 million auction lots
dating back to 1922.
UNLIMITED SEARCHES ONLY $39.99 / MONTH
Warning x

Your session is about to expire. Do you want to keep the session active?

ADVERTISEMENT

PRINT  

 


Danseur Fire Screen by EDGAR BRANDT
EDGAR BRANDT

(FRENCH, 1880 - 1960)

Danseur Fire Screen

Circa 1925


PRICE SOLD
ESTIMATE

LOT #79

JUNE 12, 2013

Sotheby's, New York

Important 20th Century Design (Sale N08999)


Danseur Fire Screen Regular price: $179.99 Bought In (Sale ends )

LOT DETAILS


Materials:

patinated wrought iron and bronze niello

Measurements:

39.13 in. (99.40 cm.) (height) by 29.61 in. (75.20 cm.) (width) by 12.09 in. (30.70 cm.) (depth)

Markings:

impressed E. BRANDT

Exhibited:

Note: Brandt exhibited his impressive "Danseur" fire screen (also known as "Les Plumes" or "The Feathers") at the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes in Paris in 1925. The inspiration for the subject of this fire screen likely came from the Folies-Bergère, the famous Parisian night club where Josephine Baker often performed with large ostrich plumes. In the same fashion, the female dancer on this screen balances on one leg holding a tambourine above her head, framed as if on stage by a series of scrolls and whimsical feathers.  Brandt incorporates signature visual devices including fans, the running band around the perimeter, and the Egyptian lotus and lily motifs below the dancing figure to further develop the stylized context.  Brandt later executed two related pairs of decorative grilles displaying dancers surrounded by feathers for the Folies-Bergère around 1926.

Literature:

Guillaume Janneau, Études d'Art Décoratif Contemporain: Le Fer à l'Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs Modernes, Paris, 1925, pl. 14; H. Clouzot, La Ferronnerie Moderne, Paris, ca. 1925, pl. 5; Ferrobrandt, Inc., New York, design plate, ca. 1925, no. 2249; Henri Martinie, Exposition des Arts Décoratifs Paris 1925: La Ferronnerie, Paris, ca. 1925, pl. 40; Yvonne Brunhammer, Art Deco Style, New York, 1984, p. 63; Joan Kahr, Edgar Brandt: Master of Art Deco Ironwork, New York, 1999, p. 142; Joan Kahr, Edgar Brandt: Art Deco Ironwork, Atglen, PA, 2010, p. 122

Provenance:

Christie's New York, December 9, 1989, lot 502; Acquired from the above by the present owner


MORE FROM EDGAR BRANDT
SEE ALL FOR EDGAR BRANDT >>

UNSUBSCRIBE

Are you sure you want to unsubscribe to alerts?

TOP ARTISTS
(Spanish, 1881 - 1973)
(American, 1960 - 1988)
(French, 1839 - 1906)
(Flemish, 1564 - 1637)
(Italian, 1697 - 1768)
TOP AUCTION LOTS
Untitled (Diagonal Curve)
1966
Peach blossom spring
1982
L'éternel Printemps
1884