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Maria Helena Vieira da Silva
1908 - 1992
RUE DE LA GLACIÈRE
signed and dated 55
oil on canvas
73 x 116 cm; 28 3/8 x 45 5/8 in.
Executed in 1955.
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Provenance

Galerie Pierre, Paris
Galerie Semiha Huber, Zürich
Private Collection, Paris

Exhibited

Hannover, Kestner-Gesellschaft; Wuppertal, Kunst-und Museumverein; Bremen, Kunstverein, Vieira da Silva, 29 March - 29 June 1958; catalogue, no. 66
Lisbon, Galeria São Mamede, Vieira da Silva, June 1970; catalogue, p. 51, no. 19, illustrated

Literature

Cahiers d'Art, René Char, Sept Merci pour Vieira da Silva, Paris, 1955, p. 253, illustrated
Jacques Lassaigne, Guy Weelen, Vieira da Silva, Barcelona, 1978, n.p., no. 235, illustrated
Guy Weelen, Jean-François Jaeger, Vieira da Silva, Catalogue Raisonné, Genève, 1994, p. 251, no. 1267, illustrated

Catalogue Note

I think that by adding one small touch after another, working laboriously like a bee, a painting paints itself. A painting must have a heart, a nervous system, bones and blood. It resembles a person in its movements (...). Whoever is looking at it finds himself before a living being who will keep him company, tell him stories, give him certainties. Because a painting is not a form of escape, it is a friend who speaks to you, who discovers the hidden depths in you and around you.

Maria-Helena Vieira da Silva

Art Contemporain – Evening Sale

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Paris