LACQUERED WOOD, COPPER AND OPALINE SUSPENSION BY YVES FAUCHEUR (1924-1985)
Chandelier by Yves Faucheur, with a free-form base in white lacquered wood and a grooved polished copper network, with nine arms of light of varying heights supporting globes of different sizes in white opaline glass. A sculptural form, full of elegance and modernity. Unique piece made for Claude Piéplu.
Yves FAUCHEUR (Pont-à-Mousson, 1924 - Paris, 1985) was a French painter, decorator and theatre costume designer active in the second half of the 20th century. Passionate about painting and drawing, he attended the École des Beaux-Arts, then the Académie Julian and those of André Lhôte. Later, he met Fernand Léger who took him on as a student and entrusted him with some paid work. Yves Faucheur met the theatre thanks to Charles Dullin for whom he sketched his first set: "Une parade" by Thomas Gueulette. Then he became stage manager at Les Noctambules and decorated Boris Vian's "L'équarrissage pour tous". He moved to La Huchette, then to the Théâtre La Bruyère with Georges Vitaly. In the 1960s, Michel de Ré called on him for the Vaison la Romaine Festival. Incidentally, he met Jacques Fabbri who asked him to design a set for Claude Santelli's "Le Fantôme" and he became the regular set designer for the Fabbri Company for many years. Having made nearly 200 sets, he decided to devote himself solely to his painting in 1970. Nevertheless, in 1975 he made "Je veux voir Mioussov" for his friend Jacques Fabbri, at the Théâtre des Variétés, "Tom Jones" in 1978 at the Opéra de Paris, "La Magouille" in 1979 at the Théâtre Marigny, "La fille de Madame Angot" at the Grand Théâtre de Nancy in 1980. Nevertheless, painting remains of primary importance, and he exhibits every two years at the Entremonde Gallery. Faucheur organised a large retrospective of his work in Vandoeuvre in 1982.
Dim: W:110cm, D:90cm, H:80cm.
Condition report: in very good condition.