MARATHONIENNE H.5M PHILIPPE HIQUILY
- Dimensions : 500 cm
- Year : 1981 2010-2011
- Material : Acier peinture époxy noire
- Signature : Signed Hiquily
- Thèmes : Figuratif Monumentale
- Ton : Dark
2012 LA MARATHONIENNE & L’ÉPICURIENNE (5M), Place Saint-Germain-Des-Près, Paris, France
The LOFT GALLERY is organizing an exhibition of monumental sculptures on the forecourt of the two emblematic churches in the neighborhood. LA MARATHONIENNE and L'ÉPICURIENNE will compete from the top of their 5 meters in a sensual match on PLACE SAINT-GERMAIN-DES-PRÈS. Unveiling their curves in an erotic and charming face to face. Dressed in their only charm, without voyeurism as Hiquily knows how to do, they expose themselves to the eyes of passers-by, dominating Saint-Germain-des-Près and imposing the genius and technique of their creator.
2019 Marathoner 168cm sold 262,000 Euros, Chrisite's, Paris
2018 Billons Season 3, Bobby Axelrod's house
This work is listed in the Catalogue Raisonné of the artist (page 269) under the reference number: 364 - 81.Scu.Mar.Ed.Ac.500
Graduated from the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts in 1953, Philippe Hiquily quickly detached himself from academic sculpture to develop his technique of «direct metal» inspired by Julio González. More than half century, he explored the work of metal (iron, brass, bronze, steel) in all its forms and he develops a unique sculptural language around his favorite themes of women, balance and movement.
Like Alexander Calder, whom he admired, Philippe HIQUILY is also famous for his monumental sculptures that have shaped the French and international public space since the 1960s, such as his Girouettes (Weather Vanes) designed for a 12m high project in Marbella (Spain) and Shanghai (China) or his legendary 6 meters Marathonienne set up in 1981 in Vitry sur Seine.
Hiquily has created a protective image of woman - dual, enigmatic, universal and experimented for a time with motorized, moving sculptures. It identifies his unified journey with an emblematic work that places
Hiquily among the great creators of the second half of the 20th century.
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