The Centaur, 1924
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A highly expressive and unique monumental bronze sculpture by French-born artist Francois Bazin (1890-1943). A most accomplished interpretation of the dominant Art Deco style of the era, depicting the imposing presence of a Centaur derived from ancient Greek mythology. Mounted on a green marble plinth, signed and impressed PIÈCE UNIQUE 1924.
Height: 31 inches (79 cm)
This unique bronze was inspired by the automobile mascot created by Bazin for the French car manufacturer UNIC, in the same year. It is likely that UNIC commissioned Bazin to create this substantial bronze as a boardroom piece, or for the company’s headquarters.
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