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Details & Cataloguing

Collection Marianne et Pierre Nahon - Day Sale

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Jiri Georg Dokoupil
N. 1954
AUCTION AT SOTHEBY'S 
candle soot on canvas
Executed in 1989.
signed and dated 89; signed and dated 89 on the overlap and on the reverse
Mixed media on canvas
213,5 x 245 cm; 84 1/16 x 96 7/16 in.
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Provenance

Acquired from the artist by the present owners

Exhibited

Galerie Beaubourg, Paris, Jiri Georg Dokoupil - Auction at Christie's, 14 September-14 October 1989 

Literature

Pierre Nahon, L'Histoire de la Galerie Beaubourg, Vol II 1988-1994, Paris, 2009, p. 95, illustrated in colour

Catalogue Note

Dokoupil's pointillism is like a photograph with big grains or an out of focus black and white televised image that moves and breaks into coherent and disorderly particles.

The image is there, but restless, distorted, hesitant, with dark punctuations and overtly bright areas. An image of reality as deformed and indecisive that the one offered by daily news.

Dokoupil hesitates between surrealism, expressionism, realism, abstraction and conceptual art.

Pierre Nahon

Collection Marianne et Pierre Nahon - Day Sale

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Paris