VU CAO DAM (1908-2000)

Lot 17
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18000 - 22000 EUR
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Result : 62 400EUR

VU CAO DAM (1908-2000)

Deux jeunes femmes, circa 1941-42
Terre cuite, signée en bas sur la base, numérotée 5/10 et contresignée en dessous
37 x 18 x 11 cm -14 9/16 x 7 1/16 x 4 5/16 in.
Terracotta, signed and dated on the base, numbered 5/10 and countersigned below

Une attestation d'inclusion au catalogue raisonné de l'artiste actuellement en préparation par Charlotte Reynier-Aguttes sera remise à l'acquéreur

Galerie Romanet
Collection privée, France (acquis auprès du précédent vers 1950)
Vente Coutances, 1992-1993
Collection privée, Caen

Vu Cao Dam turned to sculpture very early on. Already during his apprenticeship, he excelled in bust-modeling and terracotta will soon become his medium of choice.
Entirely hand-made, this sculpture allows the spectator to fully grasp the full extent of what the artist mentions in his writings when he says «terracotta, unique piece».
The virtuosity of the modelling and the finesse of execution are of a rare quality. Vu Cao Dam manages to capture the serenity and gentle­ness of these two women standing side by side, linked by a gesture of friendship. This work is a very fine example of his technical mastery and his ability to accurately convey grace and femininity.
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