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Marisol
MAGRITTE II
Estimate
250,000350,000
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162
Marisol
MAGRITTE II
Estimate
250,000350,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Marisol
B.1930
MAGRITTE II
oil, charcoal, plaster, cloth, wood and umbrella
67 1/2 by 41 1/2 by 32 1/2 in. 171.5 by 105.1 by 82.6 cm.
Executed in 1998.
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Provenance

Marlborough Gallery, New York
Private Collection, New York
Galeria La Cometa, Bogota
Acquired by the present owner from the above

Catalogue Note

"Much of the strength in Marisol's body of work resides in her decisions of what to leave out. So many of her works begin and end with the blockiness of the blocks from which she wrests meaning. A plank with its knotholes can be an essential element of her depictions. Very often she leaves out any elaboration of her materials. The sheer presentation is enough. Paradoxically, simplicity derives from an extreme profusion of things...in her studio [there is] a remarkable clutter of maquettes, found objects, furniture and plaster casts—a kind of cornucopia of dreams."

Dore Ashton, "Musings about Marisol" in Exh. Cat., Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Marisol: Sculptures and Works on Paper, 2014, p. 166

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