Edith Mannoni in his book "The bronze and the animal" says of Petersen "The animals carved by Petersen seem constructed like architectures. So that, whatever their size, they give the impression of monumentality, so much they give off the nobility and grandeur. Strangely, the sculptor has been able to discern, and render with a subtle sensitivity, the melancholy gravity frequent in animals. This impression fuse, gently, through the form of a great accuracy of volume, combining with the realism of the physical appearance the mysterious psychology of these living beings, at once so near and so distant from us.
Dorévavent you will find the news of the sculptor on his new website https://www.armand-petersen.com it is no longer updated.
A very nice small squirrel published by Manufacture Bing & Grondahl between 1934 and 1954.
From March 1st to May 1st, 2018, 10 sculptures of Armand PETERSEN will be present at the exhibition “Sculptures Animalist” of the gallery of Crécy-la-Chapelle (77)
From January 12th to January 28th, 2018, accompanied by the painter Michel Cherruault, two sculptors AUDFRAY and PETERSEN will be with the honor with the “Square of Coignard” at Nogent-sur-Marne(94).
The "Bulldog" porcelain of the Manufacture Bing and Grondahl.
From September 22nd to September 26th a homage will be paid to Armand Petersen in the SAB Expo of Brussels
From September 22nd to September 26th, a homage will be paid to Armand Petersen in the SAB Expo of Brussels where the largest international animalist artists will be present.
First edition of the Vulture
An "Antelope Round Back" auctioned in Millon the 06/28/2017.
The exhibitions are followed. After that of June to the Festival Arts Nature with the castle of Ainay-le-Vieil it, from August 4th to September 2nd, 2017, surrounded by many painters, two sculptors AUDFRAY and PETERSEN will be with the honor with the gallery “the Arrival” with Troyes.
An article in the "La Gazette Drouot" of 28 april 2017.
Works of Armand Petersen will be presented to the 4th "Festival International Art Nature" to the castle of Ainay-le-Vieil from June 02nd to June 05th, 2017.
Great animalist exhibition to the Gallerie de Crécy with Armand Petersen to the honor.
A "Panther licking" at the Art Fair 2017 by Sladmore Contemporary Gallery (London)
Very fine exhibition to the Gallery "Galerie de Crécy" where some Petersen are present. Come and join us
Four porcelains Bing and Grondhal published between 1931 et 1962.
A "Panther licking" will be auctioned by the auction house ROCHEFORT OLERON ENCHERES on saturday 3 december (14:00).
This night has been solded at the auction house STAIR GALLERIES (Hudson, NY 12534, USA) a “Coq des Indes”
Photo (4/15/2016) of the “Large Panther tail punt and trailing” located at the school Paul Barilliet at Bry-sur-Marne (94350 France).
Made enlarging with Nogent between 1965 and 1966. Ordering of the town of Bry-sur-Marne whose Etienne Audfray was the mayor, realized after the death of Petersen and placed in the gardens of the Barilliet school. Bronze of 1969 single cast iron Godard.
At the Salon des Artistes Animaliers of Bry-sur-Marne the "Audfray-Petersen" prize was awarded to Matthieu Floranc for his magnificent rhinoceros in direct carving on black spring-stone from Zimbabwe.
Matthieu Floranc, born in 1982, has achieved a remarkable work of power in the most difficult technique which is direct cutting.
Find the very last editions as well as the new old porcelains of Manufacture Bing and Grondahl here
A remarkable coloured Penguin of Manufacture Bing & Grondahl.
From February 03rd to February 18th, 2018, accompanied by thephotographr Claude Choset, two sculptors AUDFRAY and PETERSEN will be with the honor with the “Maison des Arts” at Le Plessis-Robinson (92).
Editions BVR (bnoel.herbaut.de) have just published a remarkable book of reference of more than 220 pages, written by Claude Bernès and Benoît Noël, on the life and the work of Marie Vassilieff “Marie Vassilieff - artistic work, the academy of painting, the canteen of Montparnasse” One discovers there not only all its personal life but also all the aspects of its immense talent as painter, sculptrice, autheure, dancer, decorator, costumer and creative of headstocks, puppets and of masks for the scene. It is almost at the same time, 1952 for Petersen and 1953 for Marie Vassilieff, that the two artists enter to the old people's home of Nogent-sur-Marne “La Maison des Artistes”. Marie Vassilieff will carry out these two portraits of Petersen there.
A "Panther licking itself" will be auctioned by the auction house JOIGNY ENCHERES on 10/08/2017 for 5.000 €
Seen with Biennial of Paris to the Grand Palais five Petersen: the drinking Duck, the small roe-deer, the pelican nozzle in the neck, the antelope with horns and the large rabbit.
First edition post-mortem of the Guinea Pig
First edition post-mortem of the Bison
An "Hippopotamus" of the Manufcature de Sèvres has been sold by Art-Valorem the 04/21/2017. it was edited 53 times between 1928 and 1955 including 9 times in 1955 of which it belongs. It has been sold 8000€ (excluded taxes).
Some works of Armand Petersen are present to the PAD Paris 2017 https://www.pad-fairs.com/paris/fr/
New acquisition the "Caïman" Bing and Grondahl n°15 of the catalogue raisonné
A "Panther with flat tail" at the exhibition of Ouistreham from 02/09 to 03/01/2017.
We expect you for the next exhibition Armand Petersen to Ouistraham (14) between on February 9th, 2017 and on March 1st, 2017.
Come and join us for this new great exhibition !
The "Pelican beak rectified n°2" of the art foundry "Valsuani", N° 67 page 150 of the catalogue raisonné of Liliane Colas has been estimated by the Auction House Collin du Bocage between 7000 & 9000€. see here
A “Antelope slept without horns” of the "Manufacture de Sèvres" glazed brown strongly moderate is to auction by APONEM on December 5th, 2016. here
The exposure AUDFRAY-PETERSEN to Clohars-Carnoët (29) (10/22/2016 - 11/2/2016) was received with great enthusiasm from both of the visitors and the local and regional press.
A edition of the “Large Panther tail punt and trailing”, “smooth-tense” cast iron, patinates black brilliant moderate brown has just been realized by the Rosini foundry. A very large thank you with all the team for this superb edition.
Here a photograph of “new Calf born” or “Golden calf” from one of the first sculptures of Armand Petersen life size going back to 1928. It is in the park “Loneliness” in Basel in Switzerland. First price of the competition of the town of Basle which each year allotted appropriations to the embellishment of public spaces. This competition, intended for a space of game for the children had as a subject the animal and childhood. Petersen proposed a new-born Calf, life size, a Golden calf. It will be the first model with life size and the first mythological animal treated with a certain humour. It gained 1,500 FR. and a notoriety, different from the other animalist ones. All the Press noticed this Calf but neither mythology nor allusion to the wealths retained. In LeJournal, Pawlowski announces a large strong Calf amusing On the other hand, the natural size the aspect lump and the side tenderizing of childhood drew attention.