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Avigdor Arikha
b. 1929
B.1929
MIRROR ON THE WALL
signed ARIKHA 82 and signed in Hebrew (lower right), dated 26.VIII.82 (on the reverse) and titled MIRROR ON THE WALL (on the stretcher)
oil on canvas
76 7/8 by 51 1/8 in.
195 by 130 cm.
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Catalogue Note

While discussing similar works and Arikha's long dialogue with the nude female figure, Duncan Thomson notes: "The most intriguing confrontations, however, have been in a number of large oil paintings. In two of these the woman confronts herself in a mirror, which also plays the role of displaying her sexuality... The mirror creates a spatial tension, heightening the ambiguity of a dispassionate involvement with something that remains to be unambiguously capable of arousing passion...." (Duncan Thomson, Arikha, 1994, London, p. 178).

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