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COLLECTION PAULY-GROFF: A LOOK BACK ON L'ECOLE DE PARIS

Serge Poliakoff
COMPOSITION ABSTRAITE
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COLLECTION PAULY-GROFF: A LOOK BACK ON L'ECOLE DE PARIS

Serge Poliakoff
COMPOSITION ABSTRAITE
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Details & Cataloguing

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Serge Poliakoff
1906 - 1969
COMPOSITION ABSTRAITE
signed, dated 53 and inscribed
gouache on paper 
59 x 44,5 cm; 23 1/4 x 17 1/2 in.
Executed in 1953.
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Provenance

Galerie 22, Paris
Collection Joseph Pauly, Luxembourg
Thence by descent to the present owner

Exhibited

Paris, Galerie de France, Serge Poliakoff - gouaches 1944/1969, 10 March - 20 April 1977; catalogue, no. 16
Luxembourg, Musée national d'histoire et d'art, Un amateur luxembourgeois, de l'école de Paris, Joseph Pauly-Groff, 29 May - 8 July 1990 ; catalogue, no. 64

Literature

Alexis Poliakoff, Serge Poliakoff, Catalogue Raisonné, Volume I 1922-1954, Munich, 2004, p. 448, no. 53-41, illustrated in colour

Catalogue Note

Sotheby's is honoured to offer a selection of works from the Ecole de Paris movement from the Pauly-Groff Collection.

 

Paul Reiles, the director of the Musée National d'Histoire de l'Art of Luxembourg, where the artworks were at the center of a long-term loan, describes Joseph Pauly as "an amateur in the etymological sense of the word, in addition to a being a collector with everything the word evokes in terms of passion and obsession. One can tell right away that this is not a random collection of works discovered by chance while wandering through Parisian galleries. Rather, it is a genuine collection which reflects the taste and personality of the collector. Strong trends and pronounced preferences, as well as faithful commitments to certain artists such as Este've or Manessier are made clear. The friendship that links the collector to his artists is palpable. The ensemble is a remarkably exhaustive panorama of a movement whose qualities are recognized once more. Far from being a structured movement, the "second" Ecole de Paris gathers artists who share the same taste for abstraction. They present their very own approach of the world, their very own plastic and poetic reality.

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