Sale: 425 / Post War / Contemporary Art, June 12./13. 2015 in Munich Lot 856

 
856
Pierre Soulages
Brou de noix 1999-13, 1999.
Estimate:
€ 60,000 / $ 68,400
Sold:
€ 100,000 / $ 113.999

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Brou de noix 1999-13. 1999.
Brou de noix on paper, laid on canvas.
Verso of canvas signed and dated. Verso od stretcher with a label with title in typography. 75 x 53.5 cm (29.5 x 21 in).

This work will be included into the forthcoming catalo raisonné of paintings by Pierre Soulages on paper. We are grateful to Pierre Encrevé, Paris, for his kind expert advice.

PROVENANCE: Galerie Alice Pauli, Lausanne (verso of frame with a typographically inscribed label)
Private collection Germany.

EXHIBITION: Pierre Soulages, Galerie Alice Pauli, Lausanne, 26 May - 29 July, 2000.

Essay
"Whenever I am asked to talk about any of my pictures I prefer to talk about its materiality, about the picture as object. But i am quite aware - and I have said it time and again – that a picture's reality is much more complex. This reality has a triangular basis that unfolds between the object, that is the painting, me, the creator, and the observer. If one should have associations of sternness in the face of their simplicity, others will mention abundance and sensuality. That's up to the observer." (quote after: Hans Platschek, in: Künstler. Kritisches Lexikon der Gegenwartskunst, Munich 1998, pp. 14f.).
856
Pierre Soulages
Brou de noix 1999-13, 1999.
Estimate:
€ 60,000 / $ 68,400
Sold:
€ 100,000 / $ 113.999

(incl. 25% surcharge)