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PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE COLLECTION, ISRAEL

Michael Gross
PORTRAIT OF SHLOMIT
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PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE COLLECTION, ISRAEL

Michael Gross
PORTRAIT OF SHLOMIT
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Details & Cataloguing

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Michael Gross
1920-2004
PORTRAIT OF SHLOMIT
Signed Michael Gross and in Hebrew, titled in Hebrew and dated 1958 (on the reverse)
Oil on canvas
23 3/4 by 17 3/4 in.
60.5 by 45 cm
Painted in 1958.
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Provenance

Sale: Sotheby's, New York, March 16, 2006, lot 118
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

Literature

Mordechai Omer, Michael Gross, Tel Aviv, 1993, no. 58, illustrated p. 44

Catalogue Note

Gross painted his only sister, Shlomit, repeatedly throughout her lifetime, fascinated since childhood by her vitality, her social involvement and her central place in the family's life. "The first portraits of Shlomit were painted when Gross returned from Paris. Especially noteworthy is the portrait from 1958... where Gross succeeded in abstracting and condensing the features of her face in a language that was simultaneously minimalistic and expressive. Her long hair broke off just where it met the patch that represents her face, and her portrait took shape in a free flow from the figurative to the abstract." (Mordechai Omer, Michael Gross, 1993, Tel Aviv, p. 28).

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