Decorative Antiques

“ Wrestlers” Original Artwork by French Artist Roger Desserprit Circa 1965

A very striking mid 20th century French garden sculpture in composite stone, called “Wrestlers” signed and dated Desserprit 65.

Good patina, this striking garden sculpture will make a great focal point indoors or outdoors.

Maker: Roger Desserprit Signed and dated

Roger Desserprit was a French artist who was born in 1923. Gallery Frances Kamien featured Roger Desserprit’s work in the past.Roger Desserprit’s work has been offered at auction multiple times, with realized prices ranging from 111 USD to 25,062 USD, depending on the size and medium of the artwork. Since 2006 the record price for this artist at auction is 25,062 USD for Le grand baiser, sold at Tajan in 2008. The artist died in 1985.

Roger Desserprit was born in 1923 in Buxy, Saone et Loire and died in 1985. Student at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. In 1950, he exhibited at Colette Allendy, a Parisian gallery known for its avant-garde choices, as well as at the Salons des Réalités Nouvelles. All of Paris enthusiastically approved this new plastic. He draws his hands with form relationships that evoke cubism and stem from an abstract aesthetic of geometric type resulting from neoplasticism. His work will remain as one of the most original and relevant of our time.

PERSONAL EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION) 1950: Colette Allendy Gallery, MADI exhibition 1951: Colette Allendy Gallery, ‘Structures and luminous reliefs’ 1957: Pagani Gallery, Milan (Italy) 1978: Fontaine Castle, University of Picardy 1989: Franka Berndt Gallery, Paris 1998: Park Palace Gallery, Monaco 1957: Carved decoration in the Church of St. Jacques d’Amiens

FAIRS / BIENNIALS / PRICES 1949/61: Salon of Realities News 1957: 1st prize at the Biennale de Bordeaux 1958: Honorary Award at the Milan Triennale (Italy) 1961/63: Salon of the young sculpture

MUSEUMS Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris Ursuline Museum, Macon Grenoble Museum




Reference number



France Mid 20th Century


Height: 88cm (34.6 inches)
70cm Square (base) Approximated

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