Lot 9
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Georges Mathieu

Estimate
300,000 - 500,000 EUR
Sold
369,000 EUR
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Description

  • Georges Mathieu
  • Vivent les cornificiens !
  • signed and dated 
  • oil on canvas

Provenance

Collection Solange Auzias de Turenne
Collection Alain & Candice Fraiberger (acquired from the above in 1990)

Exhibited

Paris, Galerie Nina Dausset, Véhémences confrontées, 8 March 1951
Paris, Galerie Rive Droite, Les Capétiens partout !, 5 - 30 November 1954; catalogue, n.p., no. 14
Paris, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Mathieu, 29 March - 20 May 1963; catalogue, n.p. no. 36
Paris, Centre Pompidou, Paris-Paris 1937-1957, 1981; catalogue, p. 225, illustrated in colour
Tokyo, Saporo, Osaka, Hiroshima, Ooita, Hamamatsu, Niigata; Vizcaya, Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao; Seoul; Premiers Chefs d'Oeuvres des Grands Maîtres Européens, 23 April - 23 September 1991; catalogue, p. 93, no. 68, illustrated in colour£
Paris, Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume; Liège, Salle Saint-Georges; Milan, Galleria Gruppo Credito Valtellinese, Refettorio delle Stelline; Mathieu Rétrospective; catalogue, 17 June 2002 – 15 November 2003, pp. 118, 119, illustrated in colour

Literature

Spazio, 1951, n.p., illustrated
Art d'Ajourd'hui, April - May 1951, n.p. illustrated
François Mathey, Mathieu oeuvres 1944-1968, Milan, no. 22, illustrated
Paris Match, June 2002, p. 28, illustrated in colour
Madame Figaro, Laetitia Cénac, Mathieu, "batailles" rangées, 22 June 2002, p. 28, illustrated in colour
Figaroscope, Georges Mathieu, 3 July 2002, n.p., illustrated
Le medecin generaliste, 4 July 2002, n.p., illustrated
La Gazette Drouot, 5 July 2002, no. 27, p. 114, illustrated in colour
Le Figaro, Georges Mathieu, pour la beauté du geste, 5 July 2002, p. 24, illustrated
Le Point, Mathieu, 12 July 2002, n.p., illustrated
Valeurs Actuelles, Bruno de Cessole, Les Véhémences de Georges Mathieu, 2 - 11 juillet 2002, pp.60 - 61
Al-Mustaqbal, 13 juillet 2002, n.p., illustrated
Paris Dayori, September 2002, n.p., illustrated
Mathieu, 50 Ans de Création, 2003, p. 802, illustrated, pp. 800 et 806, illustrated in colour
AD-Architectural, Artista della frenesia, September 2003, n.p., illustrated
Soprattutto, Mostre, la pittura 'tachiste',  19 - 25 September 2003, n.p., illustrated
Arte, Mathieu, per liberarsi, da ogni estetica e da ogni progetto, n.p., illustrated
Artecultura, Georges Mathieu retrospettiva, October 2003, n.p., illustrated
Dentro Casa, octobre 2003, n.p., illustrated
Arte Cornice, Georges Mathieu retrospettiva, October - November 2003, n.p., illustrated
IO Donna, Georges Mathieu Più astratto di così, 11 October 2003, n.p., illustrated

Catalogue Note

"This quest for autonomy happened during the years 1949, 1950 and 1951 in a climate of violence and furor: the affirmation of a still shaky power, uncertain of its means, and in need of a constant calling into question. (...) If Georges Mathieu chooses painting (...) it is because it is the most radical manifestation of his way of being in the world, beyond all sentimentalism and aestheticism: a pure scream."
Dominique Quignon-Fleuret
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