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Christopher Le Brun

Study for Sacred Desert 1

Estimate:

4,000

to
- 6,000 USD

Christopher Le Brun

Christopher Le Brun

Study for Sacred Desert 1

Study for Sacred Desert 1

Estimate:

4,000

to
- 6,000 USD

Christopher Le Brun

b. 1951 Portsmouth, UK

Study for Sacred Desert 1


Painted in 2013.

Watercolor on paper

22 x 30 1/4 in (56 x 77 cm) 

Framed: 24 x 34 x 2 in. (61 x 86.4 x 5 cm)


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Excellent condition. Side edges are deckled with natural small tears along edges. 


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Courtesy of the artist and Albertz Benda, New York

Christopher Le Brun is a painter, printmaker and sculptor. By his early career, he was already a double prize winner at the John Moores exhibitions (1978 & 1980), and showing in the Venice Biennale (1982) and the ground-breaking Zeitgeist at the Martin-Gropius Bau, Berlin (1982). His work is characterized by an adherence to the essential values of touch, light, space and colour while maintaining a questioning and strongly individual stance in relation to contemporary art history. His art is rooted in the long tradition of the English appreciation of landscape and nature - whether expressed in painting, poetry or music - which provides a common ground frequently referred to throughout his work. 


His work can be found in museum collections including the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Tate, the V&A and the British Museum, London; the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia and the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven.