‘Man in Flight’ by Frédéric Focht, 1930
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Frédéric Focht (1879-1937)
An undisputed Master of Art Deco sculpture on a grand scale, Frédéric C.Focht created this spectacular bronze around 1930. Vividly rendered in dark green patine, this imposing bronze depicts a highly stylized speed god, supported by another crouching male, both atop a globe, in turn mounted on the original deep marbre rouge plinth. Signed FOCHT to the globe, this is the smaller of two casts of this bronze that Focht created, the larger example being 42 inches (107 cm) tall (which we also have available, see Ref 5773).
Height: 29 inches (74 cm)
Length: 24 inches (61 cm)
Frédéric C. Focht was born in Paris and studied under the celebrated sculptor Falguiere. His remarkable talent was recognized early in his career, exhibiting at the Salon des Artistes Français and winning the coveted Medal of Honour at the age of 21. Focht was responsible for some of the most striking Art Deco bronzes of the 1920s and 1930s and was fascinated by the link between human form and stylized machine, his bronzes depicting speed gods evolving into aircraft, semi-abstract automobiles and locomotives.
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