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Galerie Malaquais

Since 2004, the Galerie Malaquais has been showing independant figurative sculpture. This school, which spans several generations, started with Rodin, Bourdelle, and Mailol, and is marked by its commitment to the humanistic and the poetic. Through thematic exhibitions and in-depth publications, the Galerie Malaquais displays the great range of these artists, including their sculptures, drawings, paintings, and photographs. Through this project, the Galerie Malaquais has become one of the major actors in the current art market, dealing with the principal French museums as well as with private collectors.  

First established on the Quai Malaquais in Paris’ 6th arrondissement, then in the rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré (Paris, 8th), the Galerie Malaquais today receives visitors by appointment in an elegant apartment in the Nouvelle Athènes section of Paris’ 9th arrondissement. In order to meet the needs and expectations of collectors and connoisseurs of sculpture, the gallery’s staff creates a personal relationship with each client, offering expert advice on everything from individual pieces to the establishment of a collection, and making available its important body of documentary materials.  

Known for its work discovering or rediscovering both the well-known and the rarest sculptures from the first half of the 20th century, the gallery is in constant conversation with art historians, specialists, collectors, and curators. Numerous museums regularly consult the gallery for the acquisition and the loan of works as well as for the co-organization of exhibitions; these museums include the Rodin Museum, the Musée d’Orsay, and the Bourdelle Museum (Paris), the Pushkin Museum (Moscow), the Villa Medici (Rome), the Beelden ann Zee Museum (The Hague), the Eskenazi Museum (Bloomington, IN), the Despiau-Wlérick Museum (Mont-de-Marsan), and La Piscine, the André Diligent Museum of Art and Industry (Roubaix).  

In 2019, the Galerie Malaquais created the Comité Camille Claudel (The Camille Claudel Committee), which is organizing the publication of the Catalogue critique de l’œuvre de Camille Claudel (the Critical Catalogue of Camille Claudel’s Work) under the direction of Ève Turbat, as well as the Comité Charles Despiau (The Charles Despiau Committee), which is working on the Catalogue critique de l’œuvre sculpté de Charles Despiau (The Critical Catalogue of the Sculpted Work of Charles Despiau) under the direction of Élisabeth Lebon.

Emile-Antoine BOURDELLE, Tête d'Apollon sur base carrée ou Apollon au combat

Emile-Antoine BOURDELLE

Head of Apollo on a Square Base
or Apollo in Battle

Bronze proof with brown patina with rich green nuances and partially gilded
Sand-cast by Alexis Rudier, probably between 1913 and 1925
67 x 23,7 x 28,2 cm

Founder’s signature (on the back of the base): ALEXIS RUDIER. FONDEUR. PARIS
Signed and dated (in a cartouche): EMILE ANTOINE BOURDELLE 1900
Note (in the lower part of the cartouche): REPRODUCTION INTERDITE
Monogrammed (under the right ear) B

Sotheby’s, Monaco, 25 Novembre 1979, lot 55
European private collection