Sale: 489 / Evening Sale, June 07. 2019 in Munich Lot 108

Serge Poliakoff
Triptyque, rouge et vert, 1964.
Oil on canvas
Post auction sale: € 95,000 / $ 107,350
Lot description
Triptyque, rouge et vert. 1964.
Oil on canvas.
Poliakoff 64-66. Signed in lower right. 81 x 65 cm (31.8 x 25.5 in).

- Autonomous first part of the triptych.
- Typical, atmosperically dense painting
The work is registered at the Poliakoff Archive with the number 964089. We are greateful to Mr Alexis and Mr Thaddée Poliakoff, Paris, for their kind expert advice.

PROVENANCE: Galerie im Erker, Switzerland (verso with the label).
Private collection Fürth.

EXHIBITION: (as triptych:)
Serge Poliakoff, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, June 11 - July 31, 1966, cat. no. 98.
Serge Poliakoff, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris September 22 - November 16, 1970, cat. no. 63.
Serge Poliakoff, Musée de Tel-Aviv, Tel-Aviv December 27, 1971 - December 1, 1972, cat. no. 23.
Serge Poliakoff, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Copenhagen March 3 - April 9, 1972, cat. no. 23.
Serge Poliakoff, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo May 13 - May 28, 1972, cat. no. 23.
Serge Poliakoff, Trondhjems Kunstforening, Trondheim June 2.6.- June 20, 1972, cat. no. 23.
Serge Poliakoff, Lillehammer Bys Malerisamlung, Lillehammer June 23 - July 14, 1972, cat. no. 23.
Serge Poliakoff, Musée d’Art Moderne, Tampere August 15 - September 17, 1972, cat. no. 23.
Serge Poliakoff, Galerie des Arts, Helsinki October 27 - Novemerb 12 1972, cat. no. 23.
Serge Poliakoff, Galerie Editalia, Rome October 26 - November 30, 1973, cat. no. 14.

LITERATURE: Giuseppe Marchiori, Serge Poliakoff, Paris 1976, p. 111 (with illu.).
Ausst.-Kat. Serge Poliakoff at the Christian Fayt Art Gallery June 23 - August 4, 1984 (with illu.).
Christie’s London, Auction Contemporary Art, December 6, 1985, lot 90.

Next to Jean Dubuffet, Pierre Soulages, Jean Fautrier and others, Serge Poliakoff is one of the main protagonists of a circle of artists that made history as the "Nouvelle École de Paris". However, the denomination is misleading, as the "Nouvelle École de Paris" was no school or style in a classical meaning, it rather describes the development of abstract painting in Paris between the end of World War II and the early 1960s. In this context Poliakoff conceived a very individual form of abstract painting in which he juxtaposes the color fields. This atmospherically dense work offered here is characterized by a strongly reduced coloring that marks the peak of Poliakoff's artistic development, a moment that gave direction to formal aspects and captured the zeitgeist. Compositions from his late period of creation are defined by a radical two-dimensionality, compositional elements interlock like pieces of a puzzle and form a fascinating, almost architectural structure. Another trait typical of his later works is strong monochrome tendency and a reduced color scale. Despite the use of the complementary colors red and green the colro effect remains mellow, almost contemplative. His style is unmistakable, a Poliakoff can always be identified as such. [SM]

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