Philippe HIQUILY

1925 Born in Paris 1950 Debuted as a sculptor, working mostly in iron, sheet iron (tole), brass and aluminum 1948 - 1953 Studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris (frequented the ateliers of sculptors Jean Tinguely and Germain Richier from whom he received his foundation in understanding sculpture) 1955 Exhibited for the first time at the Palmes Gallery in Paris, followed by a show at the gallery Contemporaries in New York where he encountered major art world individuals such as Leo Castelli, Robert Rauchenberg, James Rosenquist, Jasper Johns and Isamu Noguchi among others 1959 Won the Prize of the Critics at the Paris Biennale 1960 Began creating furniture that was dream-like and surrealist in spirit 1980 Work in bronze commenced 1986 First show at the gallery Patrice Trigano in Paris Collections: Musée d'Art Contemporain, La Havane, Cuba; MOMA, NY, NY; Hirshhorn Museum, Washington D.C.; Museum of Contemporary Art, Montréal; Musée d'Art Moderne, Centre G. Pompidou, Paris; Musée d'Art et d'Industrie de Staint-Etienne; Guggenheim Museum, NY, NY