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SAM SZAFRAN | L'ATELIER, RUE DU CHAMP-DE-MARS

VAT reduced rateArtist's Resale Right

Estimate:

50,000

to
- 70,000 EUR

PROPERTY FROM THE LOUIS-DREYFUS FAMILY COLLECTIONS | PROVENANT DES LOUIS-DREYFUS FAMILY COLLECTIONS

SAM SZAFRAN | L'ATELIER, RUE DU CHAMP-DE-MARS

SAM SZAFRAN | L'ATELIER, RUE DU CHAMP-DE-MARS

Estimate:

50,000

to
- 70,000 EUR

Lot sold:

75,000

EUR

PROPERTY FROM THE LOUIS-DREYFUS FAMILY COLLECTIONS

SAM SZAFRAN

1934 - 2019

L'ATELIER, RUE DU CHAMP-DE-MARS


signed Szafran (lower right)

charcoal on paper mounted on cardboard

103 x 75 cm; 40 ½ x 29 ½ in.

Executed in 1970.

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PROVENANT DES LOUIS-DREYFUS FAMILY COLLECTIONS

SAM SZAFRAN

1934 - 2019

L'ATELIER, RUE DU CHAMP-DE-MARS


signé Szafran (en bas à droite)

fusain sur papier monté sur carton

103 x 75 cm; 40 ½ x 29 ½ in.

Exécuté en 1970.

The edges of the paper are slightly deckled, resulting in small folds and tears of the paper visible when the work is out of its frame. Further close inspection reveals a tear in the upper right corner which has resulted in a small loss of paper. A small brown stain is located above the artist's signature. Artist pinholes are also visible in the lower left corner. Scattered minor black stains along the left edge are consistent with the artist's technique. The paper is slightly wavy.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

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Galerie Claude Bernard, Paris

Collection of William Louis-Dreyfus, Mount Kisco, New York (acquired in 1993)

Thence by descent in 2016 to the Louis-Dreyfus Family Collections

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Galerie Claude Bernard, Paris

Collection William Louis-Dreyfus, Mount Kisco, New York (acquis en 1993)

Puis par descendance aux Louis-Dreyfus Family Collections en 2016

(At the beginning of the seventies), Sam Szafran explores the theme of Studios through charcoal. "I need chaos." he said. That dramatic frustration coming from always having to find a precarious place to use as a studio will nurture his obsessional inspiration translating into countless variations according to the volumes, the viewpoints, the shortcuts, the different hours of day and night.

Daniel Marchesseau, Sam Szafran l'insoumis, éléments pour une biographieSam Szafran 50 years of painting exhibition catalogue, Pierre Gianadda foundation, Martigny, 2013.

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[Au début des années soixante-dix], Sam Szafran décline au fusain le thème des Ateliers. « J’ai besoin de chaos », dit-il. Cette frustration dramatique de toujours devoir trouver un lieu précaire à usage d’atelier participera pleinement de son inspiration obsessionnelle d’en traduire les innombrables variantes selon les volumes, les points de vue, les raccourcis, les heures du jour et de la nuit.

Daniel Marchesseau, Sam Szafran l’insoumis, éléments pour une biographie, catalogue de l’exposition Sam Szafran, 50 ans de peinture, fondation Pierre Gianadda, Martigny, 2013