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PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE COLLECTION

Serge Poliakoff
ORANGE GRIS ET NOIR
Estimate
500,000700,000
LOT SOLD. 909,000 EUR
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PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE COLLECTION

Serge Poliakoff
ORANGE GRIS ET NOIR
Estimate
500,000700,000
LOT SOLD. 909,000 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Serge Poliakoff
1906 - 1969
ORANGE GRIS ET NOIR
signed and dated 25-12-64
oil on canvas
162 x 130 cm; 63 3/4 x 51 3/16 in.
Executed in 1964.
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Provenance

Serge Poliakoff, Paris
Thence by descent (Estate of the Artist)
Private Collection, Londres

Exhibited

St. Gallen, Galerie Im Erker, Poliakoff, 24 April – 19 June 1965; catalogue, p.32, no. 38, illustrated
Luzerne, Galerie Raeber, Serge Poliakoff, 15 August – 15 October 1965; catalogue, no. 30
Locarno, Galerie Flaviana, Serge Poliakoff, 30 October – 30 November 1965; catalogue, no. 13, illustrated
Basel, Galerie d'Art Moderne, Serge Poliakoff, 20 January – 28 February 1966; catalogue, no. 29, illustrated
St. Gallen, Kunstmuseum, Serge Poliakoff, 11 June – 31 July 1966; catalogue, no. 103
Caen, Théâtre et Maison de la Culture, Serge Poliakoff, 6 January – 4 February 1968
Paris, Galerie XXe Siècle, Serge Poliakoff, 12 December 1968 – 15 January 1969
Paris, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Serge Poliakoff, 22 September – 16 November 1970; catalogue, p.63, no. 65; illustrated
Tel-Aviv, Musée de Tel-Aviv, Serge Poliakoff, 27 December 1971 – 1 February 1972; catalogue, no. 25, illustrated
Copenhagen, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Serge Poliakoff, 3 March – 9 April 1972; catalogue, no. 25, illustrated
Oslo, Kunstnernes Hus, Serge Poliakoff, 13 May – 28 May 1972; catalogue, no. 25, illustrated
Trondheim, Trondhjems Kunstforening, Serge Poliakoff, 2 June – 20 June 1972; catalogue, no. 25, illustrated
Lillehammer, Lillehammer Bys Malerisamlung, Serge Poliakoff, 23 June – 14 July 1972; catalogue no. 25, illustrated
Tampere, Musée d'Art moderne, Serge Poliakoff, 15 August – 17 September 1972; catalogue, no. 23
Helsinki, Galerie des Arts, Serge Poliakoff, 27 October – 12 November 1972; catalogue, no. 23
Paris, Galerie de France, Serge Poliakoff, 26 June – 6 October 1973; catalogue, p. 7, illustrated in colour
Montpellier, Musée Fabre, Serge Poliakoff, 23 July – 15 October 1974; catalogue, no. 26
La-Chaux-de-Fonds, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Serge Poliakoff, 22 February – 6 April 1975; catalogue, no. 23
Charleroi, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Serge Poliakoff, 30 September – 2 November 1975; catalogue, no.33
Hovikodden, Sonja Henie-Onstad Kunstsenter, Poliakoff, 5 February – 14 March 1976; catalogue, no. 55, illustrated
Montauban, Musée Ingres, Serge Poliakoff, 26 April – 26 May 1980; catalogue, no. 12
Seoul, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Art Français du XXe Siècle, salle Poliakoff, 26 August – 31 October 1986; catalogue, no. 2, illustrated in colours
Paris, Galerie Pixi, Serge Poliakoff Intime, 4 May – 31 July 1994; catalogue, no.44, illustrated in colour, p. 10
Saint-Louis, Espace d'Art Contemporain Fernet-Branca, Poliakoff, rétrospective, 30 May – 28 September 2008; catalogue, illustrated in colour, p. 109
Paris, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Poliakoff la rêve des formes, 18 October - 23 February 2014; catalogue, p. 70, no. 55, illustrated in colour

Literature

Dagbladet, 30 mai 1972, illustrated
Marchiori Giuseppe, Serge Poliakoff, Paris, 1976, illustrated
Gérard Durozoi, Serge Poliakoff, Angers, 2001, illustrated in colour, p.233
Madame Figaro, 31 mars 2001, illustrated in colours
Alexis Poliakoff, Serge Poliakoff, Catalogue Raisonné, Volume IV, 1963-1965, Paris, 2012, cover & p. 143, illustrated in colour

Catalogue Note

Poliakoff's paintings are revealed from the interior rather than the exterior. This is true, not only for the structure and organization of his pictures, but also for the dimensions of his art. It is abstract and is remote from all nature because it is Nature itself. It has not even the slightest connection with the figurative world. In parallel with the progressive refinement of the components, the understatement of its forms, its enhanced simplicity and muted shading – which almost leads to the secret realm of monochrome -, give it and increasing sense of spirituality, gravity and sanctity. These paintings owe nothing to their exterior; they have no particular message. Rather, they invite one to be absorbed by them; they encourage meditation and are open to it.

Wieland Schmied, foreword to the Serge Poliakoff exhibition catalog at the Kestner Gesellschaft, 1963

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