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Michael Farrell

Un bistro chez la dame de l'autre savoir

Michael Farrell

Michael Farrell

Un bistro chez la dame de l'autre savoir

Un bistro chez la dame de l'autre savoir

Michael Farrell

1940 - 2000

Un bistro chez la dame de l'autre savoir


signed Michael Farrell and dated '83 (lower right); also titled (upper centre), variously dated (border edges) and inscribed Version III (lower left)

pencil and watercolour on paper

unframed: 79 by 119.5cm.; 31 by 47in.

framed: 96.5 by 137cm.; 38 by 54in.

Executed in 1983. 

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Michael Farrell

1940 - 2000

Un bistro chez la dame de l'autre savoir


signé Michael Farrell et daté '83 (en bas à droite); également titré (en haut au centre), diversement daté (sur les bords) et inscrit Version III (en bas à gauche)

crayon et aquarelle sur papier

san cadre: 79 by 119.5cm.; 31 by 47in.

avec cadre: 96.5 by 137cm.; 38 by 54in.

Exécuté en 1983.

The sheet appears sound, undulates slightly. Some minor traces of surface dirt otherwise in very good overall condition.


Held under perspex in a simple silver-coloured frame. 


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de Veres, Dublin, 17 May 2011, lot 27, where acquired by the present owner

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de Veres, Dublin, 17 mai 2011, lot 27, où acquise par le propriétaire actuel

Executed in 1983, the present work reflects a tumultuous period of instability in Farrell’s life. The artist had been struggling privately with his marriage and alcoholism, and also publicly with his finances for the best part of a decade. With an auto-biographical bent to much of his work, many of these anxieties break through in the composition. Executed with a free and vigorous hand, it reflects as much formally as it does thematically the sense of dissaray the artist experienced. The hat stand to the right is a recurring motif in his works of the period as is the Joyceian figure to the left (see also lot 26). Farrell identified with Joyce and his figure forms a notable presence in these works.