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Property of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Sold to Benefit the Art Fund



Property of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Sold to Benefit the Art Fund




signed and dated 1983

acrylic and gouache on paper

30 by 22½ in. (76.2 by 57.1 cm.)

This work is in very good condition overall. The sheet is hinged along the edges of the reverse to the backing board. The edges of the sheet are deckled. There is slight undulation to the sheet, visible upon close inspection. Unframed.

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Collection of Thomas M. and Remi Messer, New York

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (gift of the above in 2003)

Richard Vine, Dogançay: Works on Paper (1950-2000), New York 1986, illustrated in color on the cover and p. 112

Burhan Dogançay’s unique role in contemporary art emanates from his exploration of urban walls and doors. Absorbed in extending the limits of his chosen subject, walls, he has unconsciously refused membership in what are regarded as the established schools of our time. Over the years he created 14 distinct series of paintings in various media, all with a focus on different aspects of urban walls. His preferred medium since the 1960s has been predominantly collage, as it is a technique that best conveys in realistic and truthful terms the essence of what urban walls reveal about our society.

Dogançay's work has been exhibited around the globe and is included in the permanent collections of the world’s most prominent museums, including The Metropolitan Museum, New York; Guggenheim Museum, New York; the British Museum, London; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Staatsgalerie Stuttgart; and the Albertina, Vienna.