When violence renewed the beds of men on earth,
A very old tree, with dry leaves, resumed the thread of his maxims ...
And another senior tree rose from the already large underground Indies
With its magnetic leaf and its load of new fruits.
After studying at the National School of Decorative Arts and the National School of Fine Arts in Paris, Marc Bankowsky first practiced painting. His meeting with the painter José Fabri-Canti lead to found in Corsica Cyrne Arte, a phalanstery bringing together visual artists, actors and musicians. Sculpture, ceramic, mosaic, brassware and ironware workshops, settled in the village of Balagne. He learnt the fresco and mosaic and kept its course while participating in the organization of the first Corsican music festival.
In the 70’s, Marc returned to Paris after a visit to Switzerland, where he discoverd and learnt weaving. Huge hanging cocoons, the "Platforms", borned of his imagination, met a huge success, especially in the biennial of tapestry in Lausanne. Museums and Culture Houses exposed his work. For its opening, the Centre Georges Pompidou commissioned a monumental work installed at the entrance. His taste for modeling lead him in the 80’s to work bronze, which he vows since, reviving its mythological roots. Peter Marino then asked him to make stools and goldsmith objects for Christian Dior.
The forces of nature, through the vegetable, mineral and animal kingdoms, become furniture and bronze, plaster and resin objects, seducting renowned designers as well as private clients in USA, Europe and Asia.
1949 Birth in Nice.
1965 At 16, Anne Marie Paul decides to leave school to devote herself exclusively to drawing and painting.
1967 Meeting with Alexandre CALDER and Jo DAVIDSON.
1968 In Saint-Paul-de-Vence, meeting with Joan MIRÓ and Aimé MAEGHT who buys several gouaches.
Work in MIRÓ’s workshop.
1969 Join the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris.
Meet Georges MATHIEU who becomes a close friend.
Stay at Saché at Alexandre CALDER. he gives her a workshop to work and gives advice.
First sculptures made of terracotta.
Meeting with CÉSAR with whom she works and participates in the development of certain works.
1970-1973 Sharing the studio of Louis CHAVIGNIER then that of Étienne MARTIN.
Participates in the Young Sculpture Salon, at the Salon des Independents and at the Salon de Mai where she meets Claude VISIEUX. He designates her to leave for Villa Medici.
1974-1976 Resident at the Villa Medici of Rome under the direction of BALTHUS, she befriends FELLINI, Sergio LEONE.
Participates in the casts of the Niobides for the creation of the Balthus Fountain at Villa Medici.
1977 Return to Touraine to work and moved to the property of CALDER following his death.
1981 First trip to the USA.
1984 Exhibition of his sculptures in New York and Los Angeles as part of Art Expo.
1985 Exhibition in New York.
1986 Exhibition in Los Angeles.
1988 Appointed at the University of Paris VIII as a teacher and artist where she obtained her own studio.
1989-2003 Exhibitions in the USA and Europe.
2005 Death of Anne-Marie Paul in Paris.
Graduated from the Academy of Brera, this multicard artist, painter, sculptor, writer, stylist, designer inspired by ancients but also by Chiric, works from the 30's with Gio Ponti, until the 60's. He released a surreal furniture that gives Fornasetti a place quite apart in the Italian design of the 20th century.
Turquoise, pyrite, amber, agates… Nothing is too rare to adorn the creations of the brand of the "meubles bijoux". Created in the 70s in Hong Kong, Kam Tin published very few pieces before stopping its production. It took a turquoise chest to cross paths with Philippe Rapin for the magic to work again. The Quai Voltaire's art dealer developed a passion for his treasures while traveling in Hong Kong and decided to buy the brand. His expertise in decorative art, his taste for the eclectic and contemporary style gave rise to new collections. The first pieces, turquoise or amber cabinets, met great interest among collectors. In October 2012, a turquoise floating cabinet is sold more than 200 000 US dollars at Christie's.
New creations will follow: brass and copper cloud tables, small side tables bronze decorated with turquoise inlay or tiger eye, pyrite enfilades , turquoise bedside or masterful brass chandelier. Those exceptional single or limited edition, are made by artisans/goldsmiths in Philippe Rapin's workshop in Germany.
Today, Kam Tin is illustrated in international fairs (Paris, London, Hong Kong, Beijing) and major auction houses (Christie's London and NY, HK Sotheby's, Bonhams London Arcurial and Piasa in Paris).
Roberto Giulio Rida was born in 1943 in Milan. Facing a solitary youth due to the many moves of his family, the taciturn child draw and collect small sculpted objects. His aunt, an educated woman and artist, encouraged him to visit museums, churches and historical sites. Later, he attended the Brera Academy where he was a brilliant student. But the necessities of life forced him to take odd jobs to survive until his military service. On his return, he began trading art objects. He moved to Venice as an antique dealer and frequents Murano masters who teached him for eight years the craft of glass. In 1973, he returned to Milan, where he specialized in the Arts of the twentieth century. In parallel, he has created lightings and furniture covered with cut glass and crystal. Today Roberto Giulio Rida is an accomplished and atypical artist. Regardless of the artistics movements, he invites the visitor in a strange world where science fiction collide with the Italian Renaissance and the intensity of a mineral light.
Etienne Allemeersch (1926-2002) Bone coffee table Bone marquetry top, lacquered steel legs H 40 x L 222 x P 111 cm Belgique, circa 1975
Marcello Fantoni (1915-2011) Two vases Enameled ceramic H 22 x W 7 x D 7 cm H 8,7 x W 2,8 x D 2,8 inches Italy, circa 1960 Signed
Marcello Fantoni (1915-2011) Vase Enameled ceramic H 47 x D 12 cm H 18,5 x D 4,7 inches Italy, circa 1960 Signed "Fantoni Italy"
Marcello Fantoni (1915-2011) Vase Enameled ceramic H 17 x D 25 cm H 6,7 x D 9,5 inches Italy, circa 1960 Signed "Fantoni Italy"
Marcello Fantoni (1915-2011) Vase Enameled ceramic H 32 x D 22 cm H 12,6 x D 8,7 inches Italy, circa 1970 Signed "Fantoni Italy"
Jean Després (1889-1980) Cigarette box Silver plated H 1,5 x W 13 x D 7,5 cm H 0,6 x W 5 x D 3 inches France, circa 1950 Signed and stamped
Jean Després (1889-1980) Cigarette box Silver plated H 1 x L 10 x P 6,5 cm H 0,4 x W 4 x D 2,5 inches France, circa 1950 Signed and stamped
Jean Després (1889-1980) Cutlery set Silver plated 9 big spoons 9 big knifes 15 big forks 8 small spoons 8 small forks 7 small knifes France, circa 1950
Paul Jeanneney (1861-1920) Japanese-inspired vase Enameled Sandstone H 16 x W 10 x D 8 cm H 6,3 x W 3,9 x D 3,1 inches France, circa 1900
Paul Jeanneney (1861-1920) Vase Enameled Sandstone H 19 x D 20 cm H 7,5 x D 8,9 inches Signed "Jeanneney" "Saint-Amant 1900" France, circa 1900
Paul Jeanneney (1861-1920) Mask Enameled Sandstone H 14 x W 36 x D 30 cm H 5,5 x W 14,2 x D 11,8 inches France, circa 1900
Paul Jeanneney (1861-1920) Cup with mushroom shape Enameled ceramic H 9 X W 19 X D 15 cm H 3,5 x 7,5 x D 5,9 inches France, circa 1900
KAM TIN Credenza with three doors Turquoise cabochon, labradorite, wood, brass H 73 x W 180 x D 51 cm H 28, 5 x W 70,8 x D 20 inches France, 2018 Stamped Unique piece
Roberto Giulio Rida (1943) Pair of lamps Brass, tinted glass H 86 x D 35 cm H 34 x D 13,8 inch Italie, 2017
Roberto Giulio Rida (1943) Amber concave mirror Tinted vintage glass, brass D 120 cm D 47,2 inch Italy, 2018
Etienne Allemeersch (1926-2002) Round bones cabinet Round bones, brass, wood, resin H 70 x W 110 x D 48 cm H 27,5 x W 43,3 x D 18,9 inch Belgium, circa 1975 Edition of 2
KAM TIN Chest of drawers with amber cabochon Three drawers Amber cabochon, wood, brass, tinted glass H 78 x W 80 x D 44 cm H 30,7 x W 31,5 x D 17,3 inch France, 2017 Unique piece
Marc Bankowsky Console Patinated bronze, travertine H 70 x W 120 x D 35 cm H 27,5 x W 47,2 x D 13,8 inch France, 2018 Signed
Robert Goossens (1927-2016) Crown of wheat mirror Gild bronze, convexe mirrored glass D 25 cm France, 1975 Signed and dated
Marc Bankowsky Bench Dark patinated bronze, green velvet H 50 x W 120 x D 38 cm H 19,7 x W 47,2 x D 15 inch France, 2018
Gio Ponti (1891-1979) Star Enameled copper Edition DePoli D 17 cm D 6,7 inch Signed Depoli