LACQUERED WOOD, COPPER AND OPALINE SUSPENSION BY YVES FAUCHEUR (1924-1985)
Chandelier by Yves Faucheur, with free-form base in white lacquered wood and grooved polished copper network, with nine light arms of varying heights supporting globes of different sizes in white opaline glass. A sculptural form, full of elegance and modernity. Unique piece created for Claude Piéplu.
Yves FAUCHEUR (Pont-à-Mousson, 1924 - Paris, 1985) was a French painter, decorator and theater costume designer active in the second half of the 20th century. Fascinated by painting and drawing, he studied at the École des Beaux-Arts, then at the Académie Julian and with André Lhôte. Later, he met Fernand Léger, who took him on as a pupil and entrusted him with some paid work. Yves Faucheur was introduced to the theater by Charles Dullin, for whom he sketched his first set: "Une parade" by Thomas Gueulette. He then became stage manager at Les Noctambules and decorated Boris Vian's "L'équarrissage pour tous". He moved to La Huchette, then to 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 resident set designer for Compagnie Fabbri for many years. Having created almost 200 sets, he decided to devote himself solely to painting in 1970. Nevertheless, in 1975 he created "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, and "La fille de Madame Angot" at the Grand Théâtre de Nancy in 1980. Nonetheless, painting remained paramount, and he exhibited every two years at the Galerie Entremonde. Faucheur organized a major retrospective of his work in Vandoeuvre in 1982.
Dim: W:110cm, D:90cm, H:80cm.
Condition report: in very good condition.