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PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE COLLECTION

Sam Szafran
UNTITLED
Estimate
150,000200,000
LOT SOLD. 175,000 EUR
JUMP TO LOT
15

PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE COLLECTION

Sam Szafran
UNTITLED
Estimate
150,000200,000
LOT SOLD. 175,000 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Modernités : de Rodin à Soulages

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Paris

Sam Szafran
N.1934
UNTITLED
signed Sam Szafran (lower right)
pastel and watercolour on silk
160 x 120 cm; 63 x 47 1/4 in.
Executed in 2015.
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This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist. It will be included in the forthcoming Catalogue Raisonné currently in preparation.

Provenance

Private Collection, Paris

Catalogue Note

"In the early 2000s, the emblematic Escalier du 54, rue de Seine – the very staircase that Szafran regenerated, reinvented, and sublimated over several decades -, gradually opened out onto the exterior, through veritable urban contemporary routes. The most mundane and modern urban characteristics, its roofs, cars, contrast with the fascinating study of the reflections and shadows, particularly those depicted in white pastel; and the blank areas, which have become increasingly present in his work, have enabled him to give these daring views a new spatiality. The ensemble, which is both highly detailed and monumental, evolves, is juxtaposed, and interwoven in a very rhythmical way [...] In the Paysages Urbains, the viewer's gaze is never able to settle on one area. Within a contracting and dilating space, which distracts the eye with competing visions, there is an impression of movement that alternately slows down and speeds up."
Alexandra Marini

Modernités : de Rodin à Soulages

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Paris