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Heidi Weber and the Sculptures from
Le Corbusier

Heidi Weber:

Le Corbusier was annoyed that after I had organized several exhibitions of his pictures in my „mezzanine“ studio gallery I had never spoken to him about an exhibition of his sculptures.

For my part, it was only possible to exhibit and sell works when I was completely convinced by them.

I needed a certain amount of time with the sculptures as I could not find any way of „access“ them in the first two years.
One day, he said to me: „Madame Weber, Joseph Savina le sculpteur qui réalise avec moi des sculptures a des difficultés financières parce qu' il ne peut pas les vendre.“ „Madame Weber, Joseph Savina, the sculptor I work with is in financial difficulty because he is unable to sell any of them.“

He wanted me to focus intensively on selling them.

From one day to the next, the beauty and the complexity of his sculpture opened up to me and this was an extremely exhilarating experience. I immediately organized an exhibition exclusively of his sculptures, which was very gratifying for me, and it also meant I could help his friend Joseph Savina. So I dedicated myself completely to the sales.

As an interior designer, I once furnished and converted two houses of two art-loving Zurich industrialists. I was able to interest the men in the sculptures and thanks to my conviction get each of them to buy a piece.

I was happy to transfer a significant sum of money to Le Corbusier and he was able to pay Joseph Savina for the first time.

I had to pay him in advance for all the sculpture that I needed for the major Sculptures Le Corbusier-Savina exhibition.

Because there were only two collectors, I am now the happy owner of some of his most astonishing wood sculptures.