Philippe Hiquily  (French, 1925-2013) 

Born in Montmartre, sculptor and designer Philippe Hiquily (French, 1925–2013) studied at the Lycée Pothier, the Collège Saint Euverte, and the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Orléans between 1936 and 1944. Later, he studied at the École Supérieure des Beaux Arts, and frequented the ateliers of sculptors Jean Tinguely (Swiss, 1925–1991) and Germaine Richier (French, 1904–1959). Hiquily finished his studies in 1953, and opened his own studio in Paris that same year.

In 1959, he received the Critic’s Prize for sculpture at the Paris Biennial, and also showed work at New York-based gallery The Contemporaries, where he met well-known American artists Jasper Johns (b.1930) and Robert Rauschenberg. He also developed personal ties to Man Ray (American, 1890–1976) and Marcel Duchamp (French, 1887–1968), as well as Surrealist artists Max Ernst (German, 1891–1976) and Georges Bataille (French, 1897–1962), among others.

Known for his works in metal, Hiquily spent his early career creating abstract, figurative sculptures in iron, brass, and aluminum. In the 1960s, he began designing furniture as well. During the 1980s, he created mobile sculptures powered by electric motors. The artist died at the age of 88 in Villejuif, France.

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Philippe Hiquily, Marathonienne


Philippe Hiquily
Galerie Jean-Marc Lelouch
Philippe Hiquily, Coque armchair


Philippe Hiquily
Coque armchair

Auction: Apr 29, 2014
Phillips London
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Philippe Hiquily, Table Trèfle


Philippe Hiquily
Table Trèfle

Galerie Jean-Marc Lelouch
Philippe Hiquily, Table basse


Philippe Hiquily
Table basse
circa 1970

Galerie Jean-Marc Lelouch
Philippe Hiquily, Side Table


Philippe Hiquily
Side Table

Philippe Hiquily, Quille


Philippe Hiquily
Galerie Jean-Marc Lelouch
Philippe Hiquily, Plafonnier


Philippe Hiquily
Galerie Jean-Marc Lelouch
Philippe Hiquily, Marathonienne


Philippe Hiquily
Galerie Alexis Lartigue
Philippe Hiquily, Lampe tripode


Philippe Hiquily
Lampe tripode

Galerie Jean-Marc Lelouch
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Philippe Hiquily, Épicurienne


Philippe Hiquily
Épicurienne, 2010-2011
welded steel w/rust patina


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Philippe Hiquily, Les flots


Philippe Hiquily
Les flots, 1955
watercolor and ink on paper laid on cardboard


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Philippe Hiquily, La jarretière


Philippe Hiquily
La jarretière, 2012
gilt brass


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1925   Born in Montmartre
1950   Debuted as a sculptor, working mostly in iron, sheet iron (tole), brass and aluminum
1948 - 1953   Studyied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris (frequented the ateliers of sculptors Jean Tinguely and Germain Richier from whom he received his foundation in understanding sculpture)
1955   Exhibited for the first time at the Palmes Gallery in Paris, followed by a show at the gallery Contemporaries in New York where he encountered major art world individuals such as Leo Castelli, Robert Rauchenberg, James Rosenquist, Jasper Johns and Isamu Noguchi among others
1959   Won the Prize of the Critics at the Paris Biennale
1960   Began creating furniture that was dream-like and surrealist in spirit
1980   Work in bronze commenced
1986   First show at the gallery Patrice Trigano in Paris
2013   Died in Villejuif, France at the age of 88
  Collections: Musée d'Art Contemporain, La Havane, Cuba; MoMA, New York, NY; Hirshhorn Museum, Washington D.C.; Museum of Contemporary Art, Montréal; Musée d'Art Moderne, Centre G. Pompidou, Paris; Musée d'Art et d'Industrie de Staint-Etienne; Guggenheim Museum, NY, NY
2007   Hiquily Fer, Galerie Ratton Hourdé, Paris, France (solo)
2007   Présentation d’une Marathonienne au Salon du Collectionneur
2005   Bronzes, Galerie Patrice Trigano, Paris, France (solo)
2004   Expose à la FIAC pour la galerie Patrice Trigano, Paris, France
2003   Foire de Bologne, Galerie Patrice Trigano, Italy
2001   Hiquily, fers uniques, Galerie Ratton Hourdé, Paris, France (solo)
2000   Fer pièces uniques, Galerie Loft, Paris, France (solo)
1992   Participe à la Troisième Biennale Internationale, Matera, Italy
1989   Dessins, sculptures, Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain, Galerie Loft, Paris, France
1988   Dessins, sculptures, Galerie Loft, Paris, France (solo)
1984   Sculptures récentes, F.I.A.C, galerie Fabien Boulakia, Paris, France (solo)
1964   Exposition à la Galerie du Dragon, Paris, France (solo)
1963   I.C.A London, UK (solo)
1959   Exposition à la galerie « The Contemporaries de New York » (solo)