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Details & Cataloguing

French Cancan by Natalie Seroussi

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Pol Bury
1922 - 2005
113 POINTS ROUGES SUR FOND NOIR
signed on the reverse
oil, nylon wire, wood and electric motor
41 x 41 x 30 cm; 16 1/8 x 16 1/8 x 11 13/16 in.
Executed circa 1960.
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Provenance

Galerie 1900-2000, Paris
Helmut Dudé Collection, Switzerland
Sale: Sotheby's Amsterdam, The Helmut Dudé Collection, 28 May 2003, lot 71
Private Collection
Sale: Christie's Amsterdam, Post War and Contemporary Art, 5 November 2013, lot 14
Natalie Seroussi, Paris

Exhibited

Rome, Galleria L'Obelisco, Perpetuum mobile, 5 - 30 April 1965
Dortmund, Museum am Ostwall, Retrospective Pol Bury, 14 August - 16 October 1994; catalogue, n.p., no. 62/3, illustrated
Esslingen, Galerie der Stadt, Villa Merkel; Nice, Musée d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain, Zero und Paris 1960, und heute, 1997; catalogue, p. 127, illustrated
Brussels, BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts, POL BURY. Time in Motion, 2017; catalogue, p. 135, no. 445, illustrated

Literature

R.E. Pahlke, Pol Bury, avec catalogue raisonné, Gand, 1994, cat. 62-3 et cat. 65-3, p. 40, illustrated

Catalogue Note

Time is not a continuous flow of data [but] is defined exactly by its interruptions. It is precisely through these moments of inertia that we become aware of time and movement.

Gaston Bachelard

French Cancan by Natalie Seroussi

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Paris