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François Morellet


Property from the Collection of the Late Manfred Wandel, Stiftung für konkrete Kunst, Reutlingen

François Morellet

François Morellet



François Morellet

1926 - 2016


signed, dated 1951 and inscribed on the stretcher

oil on canvas

33 by 46 cm., 13 by 18 in.

This work is registered in the François Morellet Archives under number 51001.


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This work is in good condition. The canvas is not lined. There are slight abrasions along all edges with associated fine hairline craquelure. There is horizontal craquelure towards the upper right corner (approx 8cm in length), two small single areas of craquelure in the darker blue pigment in the upper right corner (approx. 1cm in length)  and a single area of craquelure in the darker blue pigment in the lower right corner (approx. 1cm in length). There are superficial scuff marks in isolated areas, most notably in the upper right and left corners and center of the lower left quadrant. Examination under ultraviolet light reveals unusual fluorescence not entirely consistent with retouching and may be artist’s alterations.

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Galerie Mueller-Roth, Stuttgart

Manfred Wandel, Reutlingen (Stiftung für konkrete Kunst)

Thence by descent to the present owner

Berlin, Nationalgalerie, François Morellet, Bilder und Lichtobjekte, January - February 1977

Paris, Musée d'Art Moderne de la ville de Paris, François Morellet, September - October 1977

Reutlingen, Stiftung für konkrete Kunst, François Morellet (+ ou -) intime, November 2003 - April 2004

Reutlingen, Stiftung für konkrete Kunst, François Morellet Les toiles, July 2018 - April 2019