Property from a Czech Private Collection
Czech, b. 1975
BLACK COMPOSITION I+II, DIPTYCH
(i) titled, dated and signed "BLACK COMPOSITION I" 2014-15 / Patrik Hábl on the reverse
(ii) titled, dated and signed "BLACK COMPOSITION II" 2014-15 / Patrik Hábl on the reverse
oil on canvas
unframed: 120 by 185cm., 47 by 73in.
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Both canvases are original.
The painting surface is well preserved and there does not appear to be any sign of restoration.
This work is ready to hang.
Presented and sold unframed.
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Speinshart, Klosterkirche, Installation von Patrick Habl zur Fasten- und Osterzeit, 2016, p. 55, illustrated in the catalogue
A celebrated artist and professor in his native Czech Republic, Patrik Habl has been the subject of over fifty solo exhibitions worldwide, including shows in Milan at Spazio Ostrakon Gallery, Kyoto at Gimlet Saas Gallery, Graz at QL Gallery and most recently in 2019 in Munich at Gallery Kalt. His work was also included in the Fourth and Sixth Beijing International Art Biennale, and he has been featured in group shows in Paris, New York, Istanbul and Zurich. Winner of the Waldes Prize and Europol Art Award, Habl has recently completed major installations at the Drn and Špork palaces in Prague.