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Collection Marianne et Pierre Nahon - Day Sale


Jean-Olivier Hucleux
1923 - 2012
graphite drawing on paper
Executed in 1988.
165 x 152 cm; 65 x 60 in.
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Acquired from the artist by the present owners


Lyon, Musée d'Art Contemporain, Jean Olivier Hucleux 1971-1999, 22 October 1999-16 Januray 2000; catalogue, p. 112, illustrated

Catalogue Note

Hulceux's painting is an eminently mental act, never limited by time or exhaustion. The more he works on the precise recreation of a subject, of an extremely detailed image, the more it escapes him in its essential possibility to be captured or perfectly finished and resolved.

As the artist confesses himself, he wished he could never stop. Continuing, expanding the cold and visionary penetration of the image. It requires huge manual work, up to the point that the painting seems like the gigantic enlargement of a snapshot.

Collection Marianne et Pierre Nahon - Day Sale