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Alighiero Boetti and Magdalena Abakanowicz tapestries, paintings of Tadeusz Kantor and designer objects at the Piguet auction in Geneva 24, 25 and 26 September 2019

Exceptional designer objects, pieces of contemporary art, luxury bags and watches will be featured at the Piguet auction during the period from 24 to 26 September 2019 in Geneva.

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The Marie Coquine standing lamp by Philippe Starck and Baccarat
The Marie Coquine standing lamp by Philippe Starck and Baccarat. Limited edition 54/120. Size of chandelier with an umbrella: 105 cm in height and 125 in width.
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One of the top lots is the Marie Coquine limited edition standing lamp by Philippe Starck and Baccarat (estimated at CHF 30,000 – 50,000) consisting of an iconic Zenith chandelier with 12 lights. The composition is decorated with cut crystal pendants, one of them has a red-coloured detail. The chandelier is set into an ivory canvas umbrella with a chestnut wood handle and installed in a Monfrotto wheeled steel tripod. The counterweight detail has a punching bag design.

Note: Excellent condition. Accompanied with Baccarat certificate.

Magdalena Abakanowicz (1930-2017). Clear Structure
Magdalena Abakanowicz (1930-2017). “Clear Structure”. A sisal, horse hair and rope tapestry.
Signed and dated 1971 on the reverse side. 145*145 cm.
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The auction will feature a sisal, horse hair and rope tapestry “Clear Structure” (estimated at CHF 20,000–30,000) by a renowned Polish sculptor Magdalena Abakanowicz (1930-2017), who became famous for her absrtact sisal sculptures.

Provenance: Gallery Alice Pauli, acquired in 1970-s.

Alighiero Boetti (1940-1994). I pregi e gli spregi
Alighiero Boetti (1940-1994). “I pregi e gli spregi”, tapestry. 24*24 cm.
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Another outstanding tapestry work offered at the sale is “I pregi e gli spregi” by an Italian artist Alighiero Boetti, who was a distinguished follower of the contemporary art movement “Arte Povera”.

Note: Accompanied by the authentication certificate Violarte as of 1994 to Galliate

Tadeusz Kantor (1915-1990). Picturesque Object
Tadeusz Kantor (1915-1990). “Picturesque Object”. Mixed technique on canvas. Signed and dated 1964. Signed, dated and inscribed “Chexbres” on the reverse side. 61,5*46 cm.
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Two works of a distinguished Polish artist and theatre director Tadeusz Kantor will be put up at the upcoming auction. His “Picturesque Object” (estimated at CHF 20,000 – 30,000) is executed in mixed technique on canvas.

Provenance: Gallery Alice Pauli, Lausanne, catalogue No. 400.

Tadeusz Kantor
Tadeusz Kantor (1915-1990). No name. Mixed technique on canvas. Signed, dated, ’64. Signed, dated "6 mai 1964" and inscribed on the reverse side "Chexbres". 50*60,5 cm.
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Tadeusz Kantor’s artwork in blue shades (estimated at CHF 10,000 – 15,000) is also executed in mixed technique on canvas.

Bram van Velde
Bram van Velde (1895-1981). No name. Carouge or La Chapelle-sur-Carouge, 1968 or 1969. Chinese ink, gouache. Signed with lead pencil in the upper right corner.
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Art Informel is represented by the artwork of a Dutch painter Bram van Velde (estimated at CHF 10,000 – 15,000) executed in Chinese ink and gouache.


  • Owned by the artist
  • Jacques Putman, Paris
  • Galerie Jacques Benador, Geneva
  • Catherine Sarasin, Geneva (bill as of 19 September 1972)

Note: In general good condition.

Mario Schifano (1934-1998). Baci Perugina
Mario Schifano (1934-1998). "Baci Perugina". Acrylic paint and aerography on canvas. 150*100 cm.
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One and a half meter in heigh and a meter in width canvas "Baci Perugina" by an Italian pop-art painter and collagist Mario Schifano (estimated at CHF 8,000 – 12,000) depicts a logo of the popular chocolate “Baci”, produced by the Italian chocolate confectionery Perugina.

Note: In general very good condition. Accompanied by the authentication certificate from A.M.G.M (archivio privato per l'Opera di Mario Schifano) as of 28 July 2008, No. 00226.

Patek Philippe, Réf. 894.
Patek Philippe, Réf. 894. A rare mechanical pocket watch with very thin case. Signed: Patek Philippe. Movement: Réf. 894, No 937.054, ca. 1989. Diam. 46 mm. Comes with box.
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A rare Patek Philippe mechanical pocket watch with very thin case (estimated at CHF 15,000 – 20,000) features translucent dial, which gives the possiblity to see the movement. Ca. 1989. Diam. 46 cm.

Note: The movement is functional at a moment of inventory control. The accuracy of the watch was not tested.

A wall gilt metal clock Patek Philippe
A wall gilt metal clock Patek Philippe, “World Time”. 24 cities in 2 rows indicated. Calibre: quartz. Diam. 40 cm.
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A rare edition of a wall gilt clock Patek Philippe “World Time” (estimated at CHF 6,000 – 8,000) was dedicated to the retailers of the brand. Gilt metal hands and hour indicators, beige dial. White and blue Arabian numerals indicate different time zones: totally 24 cities arranged in 2 rows.

Hermès, Birkin 35 bag
Hermès, Birkin 35 bag. Clémence taurillon white leather, 2007. A clochette, padlock and two keys. Accompanied with a duster.
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Hermès Birkin 35 Clémence taurillon leather bag (estimated at CHF 6,000 – 8,000) will be one of over thirty haute couture and luxury bags offered at the upcoming sale.

A sculptural floor lamp Escargot by Le Corbusier.
A sculptural floor lamp Escargot by Le Corbusier. Limited edition Némo, No. 1/150.
Created in 1954. Aged cast brass, anodized aluminium. Dimmable. 51*44*49 cm.
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A sculptural floor lamp Escargot by Le Corbusier (estimated at CHF 5,000 – 8,000) was created in 1954 for Cité radieuse in Marseiile. Aged cast brass was used for the body, and inner reflector is a curved surface in anodized aluminium.

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