Alfred Jensen - Contemporary Art Part II New York Tuesday, November 9, 2010 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private Collection

  • Literature

    P. Perrin, “All The Beautiful Systems: Alfred Jensen” artscanada, May/June 1979, pp. 40-49

  • Catalogue Essay

    The supreme benefit for which sight is responsible is that not a word of all we have said about the universe could have been said if we had not seen stars and sun and heaven. As it is, the sight of day and night, the months and returning years, the equinoxes and solstices, have caused the invention of number, given us the notion of time, and made us inquire into the nature of the universe; thence we have derived philosophy, the greatest gift the gods have ever given or will give to mortals. Plato, Timaeus


Two works: Timaeus Per 1 and Per 2


Oil on canvas (in two parts).

Each: 60 x 50 in. (152.4 x 127 cm).

Signed, titled and dated “Timaeus, Per 1, Painted by Alfred Jensen in 1966” on the reverse; Signed, titled and dated “Timaeus, Per 2, Painted by Alfred Jensen in 1966” on the reverse.

$60,000 - 80,000 

Sold for $84,100

Contemporary Art Part II

9 November 2010
New York