André DUBREUIL (1951 - 2022) Pair of candle... - Lot 51 - Maurice Auction

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André DUBREUIL (1951 - 2022) Pair of candle... - Lot 51 - Maurice Auction
André DUBREUIL (1951 - 2022) Pair of candle holders, Perles model Circa 1988-1989 Patinated and gilded steel, blown glass beads H. 62 cm (2) Provenance: Acquired by the current owner from Galerie Avant Scène, Paris. Bibliography: Similar model reproduced in : - Jean-Louis Gaillemin, André Dubreuil : poète du fer, Paris, 2006, pages 4, 129, 130 and 151 to 153 A pair of Perles candle holders by André Dubreuil André Dubreuil doesn't really see himself as a designer, but rather as a craftsman, and the pair of Perles candle holders we're offering for sale are a perfect reflection of his philosophy and work. Born in Lyon in 1951, André Dubreuil was a poor student who soon moved to London, where he became an antique dealer for a few years. In the early '80s, he met Tom Dixon, who taught him how to handle concrete reinforcing bars. With designer Mark Brazier, they formed the "Creative Salvation" movement, creating a whole series of pieces from recycled materials. André Dubreuil emancipated himself from the group, and his work evolved. His work took a more ornamental and mystical turn, mostly without preparatory drawings. By 1986, he was enjoying great success with his iconic Spine Chair, now in all the major collections, including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Two years later, in 1988, he met Gladys Mougin, who became his exclusive gallery owner, and returned to France in 1992, where he set up home and studio in the Périgord region. Like a modern-day Vulcan, André Dubreuil runs his workshop as a companion rather than a designer. His work is followed by the likes of Karl Lagerfeld and Peter Marino. The words of art and design historian Jean-Louis Gaillemin, who dedicated a monograph to him, sum up his aesthetic perfectly: André Dubreuil was a "poet of iron, somewhere between the mysterious and the liturgical. He passed away last year in 2022, but his work left its mark on his era and continues to attract an international clientele. The pair of Perles photophores created around 1988 are typical of André Dubreuil's work. These luminaires highlight the visual enchantment constantly sought by their creator. Made in the style of Haute Couture workshops, they resemble lace, creating a play of light and shadow worthy of the Arabian Nights. André Dubreuil loved to create luminaires because, as he himself said, "they make beautiful shadows". He didn't lie about the rendering, using the same model to create a whole series of luminaires made of patinated, gilded metal and Indian glass beads. The materials complement each other perfectly, and as soon as a candle is lit, these photophores create a special atmosphere. More than candleholders, they are veritable sculptures. - André Dubreuil doesn't consider himself as a designer, but rather as an artisan. The pair of Perles candle holders that we are presenting for sale perfectly embodies his philosophy and work. Born in 1951 in Lyon, André Dubreuil was a poor student and quickly moved to London, where he became an antique dealer for a few years. In the early 1980s, he met Tom Dixon, who taught him how to work with rebar. Together with designer Mark Brazier, they formed the "Creative Salvation" movement and created a series of pieces using recycled materials. Later, André Dubreuil ventured on his own, and his work evolved. His creations took on a more ornamental and mystical turn, often without any preparatory sketches. In 1986, he achieved great success with his iconic Spine Chair, which is now part of major collections, including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Two years later, in 1988, he met Gladys Mougin, who became his exclusive gallery owner. In 1992, he returned to France and settled in the Périgord region, where he established his home and workshop. Like a modern-day Vulcan, André Dubreuil managed his workshop as a companion rather than a designer. His work gained recognition and attracted influential figures such as Karl Lagerfeld and Peter Marino. Jean-Louis Gaillemin, an art and design historian who dedicated a monograph to Dubreuil, summed up his aesthetic perfectly, calling him a "Poet of iron, between the mysterious and the liturgical." He passed away last year in 2022, but his work left a lasting mark on his era and continues to captivate an international clientele. The pair of Perles candle holders, created around 1988, is a typical example of André Dubreuil's work. These lighting fixtures highlight the visual enchantment constantly sought after by their creator. The craftsmanship of these candle holders resembles that of haute couture workshops, resembling lace and creating a play of shadow and light reminiscent of the Arabian Nights. André Dubreuil enjoyed creating lighting fixtures bec
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