On November 19th, 2018 Ossip Zadkine’s golden deer, Le Cerf, was installed in a beautiful new climate-controlled display case in our Zeezaal. Come and see it!
With impressive antlers proudly raised and musculature at attention, this deer exudes raw power. The design of this wooden statue is so extraordinary. The combination of the large dimensions of the animal, its long, strong neck, its serrated antlers and the gold foil finish is particularly striking. This surface treatment is in keeping with the Art Deco style of the 1920s, and lends the work a highly decorative quality.