French Sculpture Census

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RICHIER, Germaine
Grans, Bouches-du-Rhône 1902 - Montpellier, Hérault 1959

Le Griffu
The Devil with Claws

1952
bronze on stone base

statue
34 1/2 x 37 1/4 x 24 3/4; base: 31 x 33 5/8 x 19 3/8

Acc. No. : 18.1957
Credit Line : Wildenstein Foundation Fund

New York, New York, The Museum of Modern Art

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Provenance

  • 1957, Wildenstein Foundation Fund

Bibliography

  • 1957 NY MoMA Bulletin
    The Museum of Modern Art Bulletin, vol. 24, no. 4, 1957, repr. p. 26
  • 1967 NY MoMA Barr
    Alfred H. Barr, Painting and Sculpture in The Museum of Modern Art, 1929-1967, New York, 1967, ill. 294
  • 1977 NY MoMA Legg
    Painting and Sculpture in The Museum of Modern Art, with Selected Works on Paper. Catalogue of the Collection, January 1, 1977, Edited by Alicia Legg, New York, The Museum of Modern Art, 1977, p. 80

Exhibition

  • 1957 New York
    The Sculptures of Germaine Richier ("First New York One Man Show"), New York, Martha Jackson Gallery, November 27-December 27, 1957, cat. no. *9 (* Not included in New York exhibition, but casts are available to us.) (Collection: The Museum of Modern Art, N.Y., Wildenstein Foundation Fund) (catalogue copy in Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford)