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Jiří Kolář
1914-2002
UNTITLED (EIGHT WORKS)
each: paper collage on cardboard
seven works signed and dated; one work unsigned
Executed between 1960 - 1992.

Signage:
i. signed with the artist's initials and dated '60' on the reverse
ii. signed with the artist's initials and dated '60' on the reverse
iii. signed with the artist's initials and dated '67'; signed, dated '67' and numbered 'p. 95' on the reverse of the board
iv. signed with the artist's initials and dated '72'; signed and dated '80' on the reverse of the board
v. signed with the artist's initials and dated '62'
vi. signed with the artist's initials and dated '72'; signed and dated '92' on the reverse
vii. signed, dated '64' and numbered 'p. 95' on the reverse

Measurements:
i. image: 23.5 by 34.5 cm.; 13 5/8 by 9 1/4 in.
ii. image: 23 by 29.5 cm.; 9 by 11 5/8 in.
iii. image: 27 by 39 cm.; 10 5/8 by 15 3/8 in.
iv. diameter: 18.2 cm.; 7 1/8 in.
v. image: 37.5 by 25 cm.; 14 3/4 by 9 3/4 in.
vi. 30 by 21.4 cm.; 11 3/4 by 8 3/8 in.
vii. 45 by 33 cm.; 17 5/8 by 13 in.
viii. image: 24 by 25.5 cm.; 9 3/8 by 10 in.


dimensions variable
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Provenance

Private Collection, Germany (acquired from the artist)
Thence by descent to the present owner

Catalogue Note

With works in the collections of the Tate, MoMA and Centre Pompidou, and an exhibition at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Jiří Kolář has had his share of institutional recognition – yet he is still largely unknown with the general public. The Czech artist and poet developed an original visual language by cutting and rearranging photographic imagery as well as textual collages. The present lot, which comprises eight collages made between 1960 and 1992, offers a great insight into his original practice.

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