Lot 112
  • 112

Theodoros Stamos

Estimate
150,000 - 200,000 USD
Sold
325,000 USD
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Description

  • Theodoros Stamos
  • Phoenix 
  • signed; signed on the stretcher
  • oil on canvas

Provenance

Galleria del Naviglio, Milan
Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York
Sotheby's, New York, 4 May 1987, Lot 16 
Viviane Bregman Fine Art, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner in May 2004

Exhibited

New York, André Emmerich Gallery, Theodoros Stamos, January - February 1961
Zurich, Knoedler, Theodoros Stamos: Works from 1945-1984, June - August 1984, cat. no. 44, p. 145, illustrated in color 

Catalogue Note

"The work of Theodoros Stamos, subtle and sensuous as it is, reveals an attitude towards nature that is closer to true communion [with nature]...Stamos is able therefore to catch not only the glow of an object in all its splendor but its inner life with all its dramatic implications of terror and mystery. In doing so he makes clear the important difference between the sense of nature and the act of worship."

Barnett Newman in Exh. Cat., New York, Betty Parsons Gallery, The Ideographic Picture, January 1947 

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