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PROPERTY FROM A NEW YORK PRIVATE COLLECTION

Avigdor Arikha
NUDE ON A SHEET
Estimate
70,00090,000
LOT SOLD. 162,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT
8

PROPERTY FROM A NEW YORK PRIVATE COLLECTION

Avigdor Arikha
NUDE ON A SHEET
Estimate
70,00090,000
LOT SOLD. 162,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Israeli & International Art

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New York

Avigdor Arikha
1929 - 2010
NUDE ON A SHEET
Signed Arikha and dated 88 (lower right); dated again 25 II 88 (on the reverse)
Oil on canvas
57 3/8 by 44 1/2 in.
147 by 113 cm
Painted in 1988.
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Provenance

Marlborough Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner, around 1988

Literature

Duncan Thomas, Arikha, London, 1994, illustrated in color, p. 182

Catalogue Note

Arikha's innovative composition paired with his careful handling of the many subtle shades that build up white sheet and flesh infuse this quiet subject with a tense psychological energy.

In Duncan Thomas's monogram on the artist he compares the work to a painting by Lucien Freud, Standing by the Rags, from the same year. "Freud engages in an unremitting onslaught, where the layers of paint aim at the same plasticity as flesh itself; Arikha attempts, with an economy of means, to hold the evanescent luminosity of the model's flesh as something that is almost distinct from the substance that lies beneath the surface, although at the same time contributing to its realization. Few contemporary painters are equipped, either technically or psychologically, to paint from the model in either way." (Thomas, p. 182)

Israeli & International Art

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New York