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Simon Hantaï
UNTITLED
Estimate
100,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 193,500 EUR
JUMP TO LOT
10
Simon Hantaï
UNTITLED
Estimate
100,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 193,500 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Simon Hantaï
1922 - 2008
UNTITLED
signed and dated 58
oil on canvas
148,5 x 105 cm; 58 7/16 x 41 5/16 in.
Executed in 1958.
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The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by the Galerie Jean Fournier, Paris.

Provenance

Private Collection, France (acquired directly from the artist)
Acquired from the above by the current owner

Literature

Kalman Maklary, Simon Hantaï, Volume I, 1949-1959, Budapest, 2012, p. 244, illustrated in colour

Catalogue Note

"It is the urgent need for interiority, the need to reach a more secret and real state of painting, it is this requirement that led Hantai to the intuition (or the thought) of small awakened brushstrokes, and simultaneously it is this way of painting that made his retreat, his renewal – let's say his rebirth. This has been a continually powerful and inspired work. (...)

For the first time Simon Hantai paints an art which does not graft onto the uses or the sociability of an art movement that precedes it, neither does it take from the gestural conformism of the ambient avant-garde. It opens onto a painting which is only from him, and simultaneously his talents explode."

(Dominique Fourcade, Simon Hantai, Exhibition catalogue, Centre Pompidou, 2013, p. 69)

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