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BEUYS BOURGEOIS EMIN AugusteANNIVERSARY Rodin GROSZ MALLUH MATISSE in conversation

C ATA L OMONET G USCHMIDT-ROTTLUFF E

ANNIVERSARY CATALOGUE 2011-2017


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Auguste Rodin in conversation ANNIVERSARY CATALOGUE 2011-2017

in association with THE ALMA PROJECT


PREFACE It is with a certain amount of pride that in our sixth year of operation, I am able to share with you the present anniversary catalogue. We have passed with flying colors the mark of five years, “the period in which it is said that fifty percent of businesses close.” My initial idea of creating a conceptual gallery, in which the red thread would be to juxtapose works from different periods which confront each other through the exploration of similar themes, has developed very enriching discoveries where certainly, borrowing Aristotle’s words: “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” Our path as a gallery has had some obstacles, but equally we have been blessed with unexpected gifts: firstly, several artists have responded to our call in most beautiful ways, emphasizing how inspired they were by our correlations. This has opened a constellation of relationships, not the least of which with several extraordinarily powerful female artists, chief among which Tracey Emin, who through our greatly esteemed mutual friend Rachel Lehmann, has very generously contributed her work to several of my group shows.

mostly owing to the fact that they went completely over the head of his contemporaries, some of his most daring and innovative works -precisely those that make him the “father of modern sculpture”, had never been cast in bronze. Such was the case with his masterpiece The Gates of Hell, but also with other works that we so clearly associate with the master: the monumental Balzac, which I discovered again last year on the landing of the grand staircase of New York’s Museum of Modern Art, after having visited the exceptionally fertile exhibition of Picasso sculptures, thus realizing once again the potency of this work -almost as a full stop, before –and after, Picasso.

After having developed an initial intimate contact with Rodin through my photographic practice, and following my inclusion of his work in several group shows in my gallery, our path led me once again to the footsteps of the venerable institution that houses his work: the musée Rodin, where I discovered in 2014 that among the originals in an edition of 8 plus 4 AP that the museum is authorized to cast by French law, there are still masterpieces to be acquired directly “from the Rodin studio.” I was jolted with the realization Another blessing came to us through the work of that among the great sculptures produced today, Auguste Rodin. As I explored his practice, real- Rodin still brings invaluable contributions to the izing for example that upon his passing in 1917, table.


I proceeded to mount several exhibitions where Rodin engages with works of modern art -some by his contemporaries, but also others by our contemporaries. Interestingly, although it was chiefly art by male artists that played against the master in Rodin: an Expressionist Eye, as if to confirm the relatively recent flourishing of exceptional female artists, it was Louise Bourgeois, Maha Malluh, and Tracey Emin who so beautifully engaged with Rodin in our exhibitions Fertility, The Hand of God, The Animal’s Conference and Bridge over Chaos.

are available for sale, as we mostly had more than one work on offer by these artists.

In the next pages you will discover some highlights among the juxtapositions that we have explored since 2011 through seventeen exhibitions at Akim Monet Side by Side Gallery, and although bronze casts of many of the works have been sold over the years, several editions are still available, albeit in many instances as the last available cast. In regards to the corresponding modern and contemporary works in this catalogue, most

I am so fortunate to be surrounded by such intensity, and I dedicate this catalogue to you, friends, clients, colleagues, in short, the audience that has faithfully grown over the years with Akim Monet Side by Side Gallery.

In addition to a medley from past exhibitions, we have included a section dedicated to Tracey Emin’s extraordinary encounter with Rodin, and I take this opportunity to share my conviction that the notion of “influence” needs always to be taken with parsimony, because even as it would be unbearably reductive to view as such Matisse’s artistic relationship with Rodin, this is also clearly the case with Tracey Emin, whom I had the honor to receive in Rodin’s studio last October -a moOut of this exploration of artistic correspondences across centuries, cultures, and genders, was ment when I witnessed once again that the comborn a precious friendship with the persons at munion between great artists extends beyond the helm of the musée Rodin, at a time that will their lifespan. be remembered as the hinge between modernity and the future; if Auguste Rodin passed away At the end of the publication, I have included three when modernism anchored the 20th century, monumental sculptures that quite unbelievably, it is thanks to the efforts of Catherine Chevillot, are actually still available for purchase: the ex“Dame Chevillot” as I affectionately call her, that he traordinarily complex Monument to Victor Hugo, accompanies us in the present moment, as we Rodin’s masterpiece The Gates of Hell and the jump beyond the concrete, which he so well saw last available cast of the iconic kiss, “le Baiser.” as only a threshold to the world of yonder.

Thank you. Akim Monet Berlin, March 10, 2017


LOUISE BOURGEOIS – JONATHAN BOROFSKY – TRACEY EMIN ANDRES SERRANO – DANIEL SPOERRI – AUGUSTE RODIN ERNST LUDWIG KIRCHNER – MARINA ABRAMOVIC PABLO PICASSO – GEORGE GROSZ – OTTO MUELLER

FALL 2011

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Kirchner Borofsky Abramović Bourgeois Serrano Spoerri Rodin Picasso Mueller Grosz Emin

Borofsky Salgado Khaldei Tannert Mueller Monet Tait Martin Beuys Bleckner Otto Serrano Tillmans Neunhoeffer

FALL 2012

WINTER 2013

"SEX IS KICKING DEATH IN THE ASS WHILE SINGING.”

THES eAGGRESSIVE LINE minal drawings of women

OPENING APRIL 27

TUE.-SAT. 11-18

Maestro della Madonna del P. Serrano Schmidt-Rottluff Hirst Borofsky Nahon Bugatti Rodin ABDULNASSER GHAREM & AKIM MONET IN ASSOCIATION WITH EDGE OF ARABIA

SPRING 2013

AMEN ART FOUNDATION

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Heckel Kirchner Mueller Nolde Pechstein Schmidt-Rottluff Hoyt FALL 2013

DANCE OF THE SEVEN VEILS FROM SEPTEMBER 20 TO DECEMBER 14, 2013

E. L. Kirchner & de Kooning

Gharem & Amen Art Foundation

WINTER 2014

SPRING 2014

winter accrochage

WOMEN

AL KARIM AL MOHASEN BEHBEHANI KHATTARI MONET MONZAVI SHAHEEN CARPEAUX DALOU RODIN

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Auguste Rodin in conversation with Larry Clark Tristram Hillier Maha Malluh Nelson Mandela Henri Matisse Akim Monet

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Behbehani Ghadirian Khattari Monzavi Neshat Al Karim Al Shehri

Al Mohassen Al Karim Behbehani Khattari Monet Monzavi Shaheen

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Rodin Clark Hillier Mandela Matisse

Malluh Monet


FALL & WINTER 2014

SPRING 2015

Die Konferenz der Tiere

AUGUSTE RODIN

an expressionist eye

“An exhibition for children and connoisseurs”

Villanovan culture, Antoine-Louis Barye, J. J. Grandville, Jean-Jacques Feuchère, Camille Saint-Saëns, Auguste Rodin, Roger Godchaux, Sergei Prokofiev, Walt Disney, Lynn Chadwick, Michel de Yougoslavie, Tracey Emin, Akim Monet, Dhafer Al Shehri, Indian Folklore

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FALL 2015

RODIN RILKE - BEUYS

Auguste RODIN & Ernst Ludwig KIRCHNER, Erich HECKEL Emil NOLDE, Karl SCHMITT-ROTTLUFF, Max KAUS Otto DIX, Max PECHSTEIN, Otto MUELLER Bronze sculptures by Auguste Rodin from the Musée Rodin, Paris Expressionist works on paper from the Buchheim Museum, Bernried

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Villanovan Barye Grandville Feuchère St-Saëns Godchaux Prokofiev Disney Chadwick de Yougoslavie Emin Monet Al Shehri Indian Folk Rodin

Rodin Dix Heckel Kaus Kirchner Mueller Nolde PechsteinAuguste Schmidt-Rottluff Rodin

WINTER 2016

WINTER 2016

at Salon Artgenève

JANUARY, FROM 27 TO 31, 2016

Rodin

Rilke

Beuys

Auguste RODIN & Ernst Ludwig KIRCHNER, Erich HECK Emil NOLDE, Karl SCHMITT-ROTTLUFF, Max KAUS 2016 Otto MUELLER Otto DIX, Max SPRING PECHSTEIN,

1932 Rare Photographs by George Grosz

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Rare Photographs by George Grosz In partnership with Ralph Jentsch

Rodin Matisse Grosz Bourgeois and a Figure from Antiquity

Bleckner Borofsky Bourgeois Chicano prisoners Emin Grosz Martin Rodin

FALL 2016

WINTER 2017

SPRING 2017

Der Kandidat

CURSES BLASPHEMIES LAMENTATIONS

George Grosz & the 2016 election

Der Kandidat George Grosz & the 2016 election

Bronze Sculptures by Auguste Rodin Photography by Akim Monet

Francisco de Goya & Auguste Rodin Six years of thoughtprovoking group exhibitions


PLATES


Louise BOURGEOIS (1911-2010) Pregnant Woman, 2009 Gouache and colored pencil on gray paper 64,8 x 49,5 cm © The Easton Foundation/ VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017

Auguste RODIN (1840-1917) Torse d’Adele, 1878 Bronze with a brown patina 16,2 x 48 x 20 cm Cast by Alexis Rudier in the early 1940’s Inscribed ‘A. Rodin’ and stamped with foundry mark


Fertility September 9 to November 26, 2011 Akim Monet Side by Side Gallery, Berlin


LOUISE BOURGEOIS – JONATHAN BOROFSKY – TRACEY EM ANDRES SERRANO – DANIEL SPOERRI – AUGUSTE ROD ERNST LUDWIG KIRCHNER – MARINA ABRAMOV PABLO PICASSO – GEORGE GROSZ – OTTO MUELLE

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M° della Madonna del parto (Venice 14th C.) Pietà, 1371-1380 Panel 90,5 x 54 cm Inscribed below: QVISTE LE DIT ITA *** HIS DVLCISIM VITA X (…) / PRO MVNDI VITA SUM CRVCIFIXVS ITA X (…)

Auguste RODIN (1840-1917) La Faunesse Zoubaloff, 1885 Bronze with a brown patina 17,8 x 10,5 x 15 cm conceived in 1885, the present cast was executed before 1914 Inscribed ‘Rodin’ on the rock


The Sacred Heart April 27 to July 28, 2012 Akim Monet Side by Side Gallery, Berlin


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OPENING APRIL 27

TUE.-SAT. 11-18

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Maha MALLUH (b. 1959) Hand in Hand I, 2012 Chromogenic print laminated with D-bond backing 156 x 122 cm Ed. 3 + 1 AP

Auguste RODIN (1840-1917) Main no. 20, petit modèle, 1890-1908 Bronze with black and green patina – sand cast Height: 5,4 cm Fonderie G. Rudier, 1966 Inscribed ‘A. Rodin’ and stamped with foundry mark


The Hand of God May 2 to July 12, 2014 Akim Monet Side by Side Gallery, Berlin


Auguste Rodin


Karl SCHMIDT-ROTTLUFF (1884-1976) Sitting Nude, 1909 Woodcut 39 x 25 cm © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017

Auguste RODIN (1840-1917) Femme qui se peigne, Before 1900 Bronze 24 x 14,5 x 13,7 cm Ed. 5/8 - Fonte Godard, 2002 Inscribed ‘A. Rodin”, © by Musée Rodin and numbered, dated and stamped with foundry mark


Auguste Rodin: An Expressionist Eye May 1 to July 11, 2015 Akim Monet Side by Side Gallery, Berlin


AUGUSTE RODIN

an expressionist eye

Auguste RODIN & Ernst Ludwig KIRCHNER, Erich HECKEL Emil NOLDE, Karl SCHMITT-ROTTLUFF, Max KAUS Otto DIX, Max PECHSTEIN, Otto MUELLER


Joseph BEUYS (1921-1986)

Auguste RODIN (1840-1917)

La rivoluzione siamo noi, 1972

Balzac, étude de nu, dite “Type G”, 1893

Blueprint on polyester film 190 x 99 cm Signed, titled and stamped Ed. 180 © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017

Bronze 82,5 x 54, 5 x 34 cm Ed. 6/8 - Fonderie E. Godard, 1987 Inscribed ‘A. Rodin’, © by Musée Rodin and numbered, dated and stamped with foundry mark


Rodin Rilke Beuys September 18 to December 12, 2015 Akim Monet Side by Side Gallery, Berlin


RODIN RILKE BEUYS


Henri MATISSE (1869-1954)

Auguste RODIN (1840-1917)

Sans titre (Nu debout), 1950

Homme qui marche sur colonne, 1900

Charcoal and pencil, with white and grey oil paint, on buff paper 51 x 32,4 cm Signed and dated “H. Matisse 50” lower right © Succession H. Matisse/ VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017

Bronze 354 x 60 x 39 cm Ed. 5/8 - Fonderie de Coubertin, 2006 Inscribed ‘A. Rodin’, © by Musée Rodin and numbered, dated and stamped with foundry mark


Bronzes from the Musée Rodin & correspondences around the Pavillon de l’Alma January 27 to January 31, 2016 Salon Artgenève, Geneva


JANUARY, FROM 27 TO 31, 2016


George GROSZ (1893 - 1959)

Auguste RODIN (1840-1917)

Hockender weiblicher Akt, 1929

La Cariatide tombée à l’Urne, 1883

Pencil and carpenter’s pen on paper 50,8 x 30,4 cm The paper in the upper part added by the artist and signed “Grosz” lower right © Estate of George Grosz, Princeton, N.J./ VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017

Bronze 124,5 x 91,6 x 93 cm Ed. IV/IV - Susse Fondeur, 2015 Inscribed ‘A. Rodin”, © by Musée Rodin and numbered, dated and stamped with foundry mark


Bronzes from the Musée Rodin & correspondences around the Pavillon de l’Alma January 27 to January 31, 2016 Salon Artgenève, Geneva


JANUARY, FROM 27 TO 31, 2016


George GROSZ (1893 - 1959) The Grey Man Dances, 1949 Oil on Masonite 76 x 55,6 cm Signed “Grosz” bottom left; verso: signed, dated and labeled “George Grosz pinxit / The grey man dances / Huntington 1949” © Estate of George Grosz, Princeton, N.J./ VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017

Auguste RODIN (1840-1917) Pierre de Wissant, nu monumental, 1886 Bronze with green patina 190 x 110 x 79 cm Ed. 2/8 - Susse Fondeur, 2015 Inscribed ‘A. Rodin”, © by Musée Rodin and numbered, dated and stamped with foundry mark


Bridge over chaos April 29 to July 9, 2016 Akim Monet Side by Side Gallery, Berlin


Louise BOURGEOIS (1911-2010)

Auguste RODIN (1840-1917)

Pregnant Woman, 2008

Aphrodite, grand modèle, 1914

Gouache and colored pencil on etched music paper 29,2 x 38,1 cm Initialed on recto. LB. © The Easton Foundation/ VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017

Bronze with brown patina Height: 197 cm Ed. 2/8 - Fonderie de Coubertin, 2015 Inscribed ‘A. Rodin”, © by Musée Rodin and numbered, dated and stamped with foundry mark


Bridge over chaos April 29 to July 9, 2016 Akim Monet Side by Side Gallery, Berlin


Akim MONET (b. 1968) UNTITLED II (Fugit Amor), 2009 Chromogenic print mounted face-in 1/8” Plexiglas on composite board  in custom artist’s frame Print size:  125 x 145 cm Frame size: 145 x 165 cm Ed. 2 + 1 AP

Auguste RODIN (1840-1917) Roméo et Juliette, 1902 Bronze 68,8 x 51,4 x 36,6 cm Ed. 2/8 - Fonderie de Coubertin, 2015 Inscribed ‘A. Rodin”, © by Musée Rodin and numbered, dated and stamped with foundry mark


Homage to Auguste Rodin February 10 to March 25, 2017 Akim Monet Side by Side Gallery, Berlin


Akim MONET (b. 1968)

Auguste RODIN (1840-1917)

UNTITLED V (Les trois graces qui dancent), 2009

Le Créateur, 1890

Chromogenic print mounted face-in 1/8” Plexiglas on composite board in custom artist’s frame Print size: 145 x 125 cm Frame size: 165 x 145 cm Ed. 2 + 1 AP

Bronze 41 x 36,9 x 13,5 cm Ed. 7/8 - Fonderie de Coubertin, 1984 Inscribed ‘A. Rodin’, © by Musée Rodin and numbered, dated and stamped with foundry mark


Homage to Auguste Rodin February 10 to March 25, 2017 Akim Monet Side by Side Gallery, Berlin


TRACEY EMIN & AUGUSTE RODIN


Tracey Emin Studio Director Eimear O Raw, Rachel Lehmann, Tracey Emin & Akim Monet Private visit of Rodin Studio October 21, 2016 MusĂŠe Rodin, Meudon


Tracey EMIN (b. 1963)

Auguste RODIN (1840-1917)

Lonely Chair drawing I, 2012

Torse de la Grande Ombre, 1902-1904

Gouache on paper 101.5 x 137 cm (paper) 110.5 x 150.5 x 5.1 cm (framed) © Tracey Emin. All rights reserved/ VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017 Courtesy of Lehmann Maupin New York and Hong Kong

Bronze 100,5 x 73 x 49 cm Ed. IV/IV - Susse Fondeur, 2015 Inscribed ‘A. Rodin”, © by Musée Rodin and numbered, dated and stamped with foundry mark


Tracey EMIN (b. 1963) Get it, 2013 Acrylic on board 15.4 x 20.6 cm (board) - 16.8 x 21.9 cm (framed) signed and dated lower right, titled lower left © Tracey Emin. All rights reserved/ VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017 Courtesy of Lehmann Maupin New York and Hong Kong

Auguste RODIN (1840-1917) Pygmalion et Galatée, 1900-1905 Bronze 42,1 x 27 x 31 cm Ed. 2/8 - Fonderie de Coubertin, 2015 Inscribed ‘A. Rodin’, © by Musée Rodin and numbered, dated and stamped with foundry mark


Auguste RODIN (1840-1917) Petite figure accroupie, 1896-1899 Graphite and watercolor on wove paper mounted to original board 25.0 x 32.5 cm Monogrammed in graphiteat the bottom right: A. R. and signed over it: Aug. Rodin

Tracey EMIN (b. 1963) Restless for you, 2015 Embroidered calico 162 x 234 cm (fabric) 183.5 x 250.2 x 8.9 cm (framed) Titled lower left signed and dated lower right Š Tracey Emin. All rights reserved/ VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017 Courtesy of Lehmann Maupin New York and Hong Kong


Tracey EMIN (b. 1963) Restless for you, 2015 (detail)


Tracey EMIN (b. 1963) This is exactly how I feel right now, 2016 27.9 x 125.7 x 36.8 cm Ed. 1 of 6, 2 AP initialed, editioned and stamped by foundry on bottom © Tracey Emin. All rights reserved/ VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017 Courtesy of Lehmann Maupin New York and Hong Kong

Auguste RODIN (1840-1917) Pierre de Wissant, nu monumental, 1886 Bronze with green patina 190 x 110 x 79 cm Ed. 2/8 - Susse Fondeur, 2015 IInscribed ‘A. Rodin’, © by Musée Rodin and numbered, dated and stamped with foundry mark


Tracey Emin, Stone Love May 5 to June 18, 2016 Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York


AUGUSTE RODIN M O N U M E N TA L


Auguste RODIN (1840-1917)

Auguste RODIN (1840-1917)

Le Baiser, grand modèle, 1898

Le Baiser, grand modèle, 1898

Bronze 181,5 x 112,3 x 117 cm Terrasse de l’Orangerie Jardin des Tuileries, Paris

Bronze 181,5 x 112,3 x 117 cm Ed. IV/IV - Fonderie de Coubertin, 2015 Inscribed ‘A. Rodin’, © by Musée Rodin and numbered, dated and stamped with foundry mark


Auguste RODIN (1840-1917) Monument à Victor Hugo, dit du Palais Royal, 1890 Bronze 185 x 285 x 162 cm Permanently installed on June 18, 1964 at the junction of the Avenue Victor-Hugo and Avenue Henri Martin, Paris

Auguste RODIN (1840-1917) Monument à Victor Hugo, dit du Palais Royal, 1890 Bronze 185 x 285 x 162 cm Ed. 2/8 - Fonderie de Coubertin, 2012 Inscribed ‘A. Rodin’, © by Musée Rodin dated and stamped with foundry mark


Auguste RODIN (1840-1917)

Auguste RODIN (1840-1917)

La Porte de l’Enfer, 1880-1890

La Porte de l’Enfer, 1880-1890

Bronze 635 x 400 x 85 cm Permanently installed in 1949 on the facade of the Kunsthaus, Zurich

Bronze 635 x 400 x 85 cm Inscribed ‘A. Rodin’, © by Musée Rodin and numbered, dated and stamped with foundry mark One of the four examples in roman numerals


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

About the Musée Rodin The Musée Rodin contains the largest collection of the sculptor’s works at two sites, in Paris, at the Hôtel Biron, and in Meudon, site of his former home, atelier, and reserve collection. Created in 1916, thanks to Auguste Rodin’s donation of his works and his collections to the French State, it opened in 1919. After an extensive renovation the museum recently reopened to the public in time for the 2017 centenary celebrations. About Akim Monet Side By Side Gallery Akim Monet Side by Side Gallery opened in the Fall of 2011 in Berlin. The gallery holds three exhibitions a year curated by Akim Monet, focusing on themes that juxtapose  artists from different periods in order to explore and re-contextualize works of art.  By revealing thematic correlations, Akim Monet Side by Side Gallery moves beyond a singular chronological presentation to reveal converging currents and lasting influences.


We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude for their unfailing support to Madame Catherine Chevillot,  director of the  Musée Rodin, Paris; Mr. Hugues Herpin,  chargé de Mission of the moral right of Auguste Rodin; Mr.  Jérôme Le  Blay of the Comité  Rodin; Rachel Lehmann of Lehmann Maupin Gallery; John Cheim of Cheim & Read Gallery; the Louise Bourgeois Trust; Ralph Jentsch, Managing Director of the Estate of Georges Grosz; and last but not least Maha Malluh and Tracey Emin.

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All images are copyright 2017 © Musée Rodin, Paris; © Akim Monet Side by Side Gallery, Berlin; © The Estate of Joseph Beuys; © Louise Bourgeois Trust; © Tracey Emin; © The Estate of Georges Grosz; © Maha Malluh; © The Estate of Henri Matisse; © Akim Monet; © The Estate of Karl Schmidt-Rottluff; Texts are copyright 2017 © Musée Rodin, Paris; © Akim Monet Side by Side Gallery, Berlin.


A NOTE FROM THE MUSÉE RODIN RESPECTING RODIN’S MORAL RIGHT A warning to collectors about the notion of authenticity THE MUSÉE RODIN HAS A MISSION: TO ENSURE THE SCULPTOR’S MORAL RIGHT IS RESPECTED By three donations made on 1 April, 13 September and 25 October 1916, accepted by the law of 22 December 1916, Auguste Rodin donated all his works to the French State, together with the artistic property rights attaching to them. The Musée Rodin is vested with the capacity of Rodin’s beneficiary as defined by the legal provisions concerning literary and artistic property. Under the terms of Decree No. 93-163, passed on 2 February 1993, the principal task of the museum is to “make known Rodin’s work and ensure the moral right attaching to it is respected” (Article 2).


ORIGINAL EDITIONS IN BRONZE Article R. 122-3 of the Code de la Propriété Intellectuelle [Intellectual Property Code] stipulates that editions of sculptures limited to twelve numbered casts, including artist’s copies, are considered to be original works of art. In accordance with Decree no. 93–163, relating to the Musée Rodin, passed on 2 February 1993 and consolidated on 7 December 2005, the museum limits its original editions to twelve casts, numbered 1/8 to 8/8 and I/IV to IV/IV, including the existing original editions. REPRODUCTIONS Decree no. 81–255 of 3 March 1981 on stamping out fraud in transactions of works of art and collectables stipulates that any facsimile, aftercast, copy or other reproduction of a work of art or collectable must be described as such (Article 8). Consequently, the terms “reproduction” and “aftercast” must be mentioned on invoices and in catalogues, articles and, more generally, in all relevant documents.


Furthermore, any facsimile, aftercast, copy or other reproduction of an original work of art executed after the decree of 3 March 1981 came into force must be marked “Reproduction” in a visible and indelible manner (Article 9). “Visible” is taken to mean “immediately legible”, without it being necessary to look for the mark “Reproduction”. This requirement is not fulfilled if the search involves handling the object or turning it upside down. The word “Reproduction” should be inscribed in hollow or high relief on the base or on the figure itself in a visible manner. The Musée Rodin’s sales department offers reproductions of Rodin’s works for sale. All are marked “Reproduction” in a visible and indelible manner. To avoid confusion with original editions in bronze, these casts are made in resin. BEWARE OF CONFUSING ORIGINAL EDITIONS IN BRONZE WITH REPRODUCTIONS! The Musée Rodin reports the presence of a growing number of bronze “reproductions” or “aftercasts”, whose appearance fosters


confusion with original casts authorized by the artist or the Musée Rodin. When put up for sale, these “reproductions” or “aftercasts” are often accompanied by documents, notably certificates attesting to their alleged “authenticity”. The confusion thus created enables “works” to be ascribed quality sought after by collectors: rareness. One may cite, for example, copies of The Thinker, The Age of Bronze and even the Monument to the Burghers of Calais. Since the original edition in bronze is frequently complete, any new edition of these sculptures in bronze can only be reproductions and casting them without the mark “Reproduction” constitutes an infringement of Rodin’s moral right. The Musée Rodin wishes to remind the public that it refuses to allow anyone to use moulds and original plaster models from Rodin’s studio now in the museum’s collections. Any statement to the contrary, claiming that the museum has authorized the use of works or moulds in its possession can consequently only conceal an attempt to sell a work under false pretences. More at: http://www.musee-rodin.fr/en/musee-rodin/respecting-moral-right


CATALOGUE DESIGN Anne-Marie Visconti Claudio Fortugno Akim Monet 2017 © Side by Side Gallery Akim Monet GmbH


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