Lot 144
  • 144

Maria Helena Vieira da Silva

70,000 - 90,000 GBP
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  • Maria Helena Vieira Da Silva
  • Les Simples
  • signed and dated 78
  • oil on canvas


Galeria 111, Lisbon
Acquired from the above by the present owner


Guy Weelen and Jean-Francois Jaeger, Vieira da Silva: Catalogue Raisonné, Geneva 1994, p. 605, no. 3051, illustrated

Catalogue Note

"[Vieira da Silva's] work is an upward spiral. [...] Her entire oeuvre developed as a sort of work in progress, in which all the paintings were mutually dependent and connected to each other. For this reason, the particular point in time at which specific paintings were done became less important.”

Gisela Rosenthal

Gisela Rosenthal, Vieira da Silva 1908-1992: The Quest for Unknown Space, Cologne 1998, p. 53