Lot 144
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PHILIPPE ROMAN | Chelsea

Estimate
25,000 - 35,000 EUR
Sold
32,500 EUR
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Description

  • Philippe Roman
  • Chelsea
  • oil on canvas

Provenance

Private collection
Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner

Literature

Odile Bombarde, Emmanuel Boncenne, Martine Broda, Jean Clair, Raymond Mason, Philippe Roman, Sam Szafran, Philippe Roman, Montreuil, 2010, p. 138, no. 107, illustrated in colour

Catalogue Note

Born in Saint-Sauveur in 1927, Philippe Roman is a French painter with an unusual trajectory. After meeting in 1953 the French writer Pierre Jean Jouve and his wife the psychoanalyst Blanche Reverchon, Philippe Roman abandoned a career in finance and chose to devote his time to painting, running against the tide of contemporary creation. Refusing himself to the trending abstraction movement, he sought all his life to restore in his art the melancholy fantasy that the world inspired him. Frequenting a certain literary, artistic and musical elite (Pierre Jean Jouve, Pierre Boulez, Balthus, Raymond Mason), Philippe Roman was deeply influenced by his intellectual entourage.
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