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PINCEMIN, SIX EXCEPTIONAL WORKS

Jean-Pierre Pincemin
UNTITLED
Estimate
30,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 85,000 EUR
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136

PINCEMIN, SIX EXCEPTIONAL WORKS

Jean-Pierre Pincemin
UNTITLED
Estimate
30,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 85,000 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Jean-Pierre Pincemin
1944 - 2005
UNTITLED
signed, inscribed and dated 1979 on the reverse
acrylic on canvas
204 x 203 cm; 80 5/16 x 79 15/16 in.
Executed in 1979.
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This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by Jacques Elbaz.

Provenance

Private Collection, France (acquired directly from the artist)

Exhibited

Clermont-Ferrand, Musée d'art Roger-Quilliot, Jean-Pierre Pincemin : Foreign Office, 18 mai - 26 août 2001
Roubaix, La Piscine, Musée d'Art et d'Industrie André Diligent; Angers, Musée des Beaux-Arts; Céret, Musée d'Art Moderne, Jean-Pierre Pincemin, 2 April - 10 October 2010; catalogue, p. 81, no. 40, illustrated in colour 
Paris, Galerie Jacques Elbaz, Jean-Pierre Pincemin, Peinture 1986-2004, 28 September - 26 November 2011; catalogue, p. 33, no. 13, illustrated in colour

Literature

Jean Pierre Pincemin–Monkey Business, Paris, 1998, p. 58, illustrated in colour
Ninety, Art des années 90, Jean-Pierre Pincemin, n°21, 
Paris, 1996, p. 14, illustrated

Catalogue Note

"To do, not do, say, keep quiet, reveal. To fight. From the beginning, Pincemin's work is produced through involution, without being about evolutions, or ruptures, despite appearances. All the truth about Pincemin's work can be held within this frail margin, rare and elusive, tending towards the perfect. From the verb to perfect." Catherine Flohic, Ninety: Art des années 90 / Art in the 90's: Jean-Pierre Pincemin, Paris, 1996, p. 10

An unclassifiable artist of eclectic and protean works, Jean-Pierre Pincemin was doubtless one of the most singular artists of his time. A leading figure of the Supports/Surfaces movement at the beginning of the 1970s, he progressively distanced himself from the other members of the group, refusing all stylistic allegiance and considering the distinction between figurative and non-figurative art to be meaningless and unimportant. He conjugates minimalism and the celebration of beauty in painting better than any other artist from his generation. As demonstrated by this exceptional group of six historical and monumental works which retrace in unique fashion the artist's career and illustrated in later pages of this catalogue, Pincemin indeed stood radically apart from his peers by his transgressive posture as by the unparalleled materials and techniques he used.

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