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Sale: 461 / Post War I, Dec. 09. 2017 in Munich Lot 829

Lot description
Relief. 1968.
Relief . Metal with gold foil.
With the name in lower right, as well as with a barely legible embossing "Blanchet Fondeur" and the number "HC/2". Artist proof aside from the edition. 65 x 81 x 4 cm (25.5 x 31.8 x 1.5 in).
The oil painting "Composition" (1968, 89 x 116 cm) , cf. S. Poliakoff, ex. cat., Munich 2007, cat. no. 91, illu. on p. 181, presumably served as model for this composition.
This is one of Poliakoff's very rare sculptural works. It is the first time that an object like this is offered on the international auction market.
With a photo expertise from Alexis Poliakoff, Archives Serge Poliakoff, Paris, dated October 1st 2008.

PROVENANCE: Galerie Française, Munich.
Private collection Southern Germany (acquired from aforementioned).

EXHIBITION: Serge Poliakoff, Association Campredon Art et Culture, L`Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, July 4th - October 12th 1986 (verso with exhibition and shipping label).
Museum Würth, Künzelsau, October 23 - February 15, 1997, with ilu. o p. 221
Serge Poliakoff, Künstlerhaus Vienna, March 8 - April 24, 1998, ex. cat. p.221.
Serge Poliakoff. Retrospektive, ex. cat. edited by Christiane Lange and Nils Ohlsen, Kunsthalle Emden, Februar 3rd - April 15th 2007, Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, April 27th -June 8th 2007, cat. no. 90, with illu. 180.

LITERATURE: Rétrospective Serge Poliakoff, ex. cat. Mons/Belgium, Beaux-Arts Mons October 25, 2008 - February 8, 2009, no. 94, with illu. on p. 130.
"Never be content with your last picture. Continue your quest for more depth."
Serge Poliakoff, quote in: Künstler. Kritisches Lexikon der Gegenwartskunst, issue 21, 1995, p.14.

Called up: December 9, 2017 - ca. 16.20 h +/- 20 min.

Serge Poliakoff
Relief, 1968.
€ 70,000 - 90,000

$ 81,900 - 105,300


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