"Marta Pan" 1974 RAGON, Michel

[118] pp.

Inscribed to Mr. August Hechescher with best regards Marta Pan

*head of spine w/ slight crack*

RAGON, Michel

Editions Smi Paris

1974

Marta Pan (12 June 1923, Budapest — 12 October 2008, Paris) was a French abstract sculptor of Hungarian origin.

Early life
Marta Pan was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1923.[1] She studied art at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Budapest.[1]

Work
Pan's sculptures are highly concerned with balance, symmetry, and geometry.[1] She often created her works so that they were site-specific and worked with the surrounding environment.[1] In 1946 Pan moved to Paris, where she met Constantin Brâncuşi and Fernand Léger.[1] In 1952 she married André Wogenscky, who was a studio assistant to Le Corbusier.[1] Her early sculptures were highly influenced by the architecture of Le Corbusier.[1] In 1956, Pan created Le Teck, which consisted of two moveable parts.[1] The choreographer Maurice Béjart later created a ballet, also entitled Le Teck, inspired directly by Pan's sculpture.[1] Béjart's ballet was premiered on the roof of Le Corbusier's Unité d'Habitation building in Marseille, France.[1] Until 1960, all of Pan's sculptures consisted of this two-part construction method, which allowed one piece to be moved, thus altering the work.[2] In 1990 she made Celle floating sculpture in Italy for the Gori collection - Fattoria di Celle.[3]

Death
Pan died on 12 October 2008 in Paris, France.[1]

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