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Judit Reigl
N.1923
ECRITURE EN MASSE
signed and dated 1965 on the reverse
oil on canvas
194 x 157,5 cm; 76 3/8  x 62 in.
Executed in 1965.
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Provenance

Private Collection, France (acquired directly from the artist in 1965)
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Catalogue Note

Painting is positioned through masses on a canvas. I bought a material normally used by masons, a ground black pigment that dries slowly, in depth, over the span of years, which meant that I was always working on six or eight paintings at a time. Starting from a white background, I put clumps of paint on the canvas using a flexible and rounded blade, or, sometimes, a simple wooden stick, "raising" them up from the bottom to the top of the canvas, covering the lighter colours underneath with this black pigment. I could tell immediately whether it was successful or a failure, in which case, there was no way of correcting it.
Judit Reigl

Art Contemporain - Evening Sale

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Paris