Lot 217

Raymond Douillet-Chevoleau "Elephantasme" Tryptich

Estimate: $6,000 - $12,000

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Raymond Douillet-Chevoleau (French, b.1947). Oil on wood erotic tryptich titled "Elephantasme." Opened, the artwork depicts a variety of individuals, many of whom have had their forms merged with elephants. Closed, the work shows two acrobats with the heads of elephants on plinths surrounded by a rat, hanging trumpets, and flying manatees. Signed and titled along the lower left of the closed artwork.

Provenance: From the Estate of Horst Rechelbacher, Osceola, Wisconsin.

Horst Rechelbacher, the founder of Aveda and Intelligent Nutrients, was a pioneer in the field of safe and eco-friendly cosmetics. The same curiosity that led him to explore ways to improve the beauty industry led him to travel the world, collecting rare and beautiful objects as he went. This sale features selections from that lifetime of eclectic and inspired collecting, including furniture by Carlo Bugatti, Gabriel Viardot, and Josef Hoffman; artworks by artists ranging from Old Masters to Salvador Dali to Arman; an impressive collection of Indian sculptures; and much more. Be sure to explore our timed-only online auction of other fascinating objects from this collection that will be posted in mid-August.

Opened; height: 43 1/2 in x width: 79 1/4 in. Closed; height: 43 1/2 in x width: 39 1/4 in x depth: 4 in.


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