French Sculpture Census

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LÉGER, Fernand
Argentan, Orne 1881 - Gif-sur-Yvette, Essonne 1955

Maker: Brice, Atelier, à Biot

La Fleur qui marche
Walking Flower

designed 1952-1953, cast 1982-1983
glazed ceramic

statue
123 x 102 x 54; base: 8 x 66 x 57; weight: 3 tons
inscription on outside edge of proper left leg: F. LEGER [erasure]/3 / Atelier BRICE / BIOT

Acc. No. : 2005.110
Credit Line : The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Gift of Fran and Ray Stark

Los Angeles, California, The J. Paul Getty Museum

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Provenance

  • Eugene Klein
  • 1991, upon his death, Estate of Eugene Klein
  • 1991, June 18, sold to Fran and Ray Stark
  • 1991-1992, Fran and Ray Stark
  • 1992, upon the death of Fran Stark, retained by her husband, Ray Stark
  • 1992-2004, Ray Stark
  • 1992, upon the death of Ray Stark, distributed to the Ray Stark Revocable Trust
  • 2004-2005, The Ray Stark Revocable Trust, donated to the J. Paul Getty Museum

Bibliography

  • Museum's website, accessed August 7, 2018
  • 2007 [Getty Handbook]
    The J. Paul Getty Museum Handbook of the Collections. 7th ed. (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2007), p. 278, ill.
  • 2008 Bedford
    Boström, Antonia, ed. The Fran and Ray Stark Collection of 20th-Century Sculpture at the J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2008), pp. 90-93, no. 11, entry by Christopher Bedford