André Brasilier - 20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale Hong Kong Sunday, November 24, 2019 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Opera Gallery, Hong Kong
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Seoul, Dubai, Hong Kong, Opera Gallery, On Idle Shores - Solo Exhibition by André Brasilier, 7 May - 31 May 2015

  • Catalogue Essay

    "I consider Brasilier’s œuvre very much in the forefront of painting over the last half century." (L. Harambourg & R. Bouillot, “André Brasilier, Monograph”, Lausanne, 2002, p. 295.)

    Chevauchée dans la pampa depicts a lyrically dreamlike landscape within which a cavalier charges forward atop a midnight black horse. Bathed in a soft, cool light, a herd of white and orange horses follow suit – racing through André Brasilier’s landscape and kicking up a cloud of dust in their wake. With their movement skillfully captured in only a few brushstrokes, and set against a lush background of tall green trees and yellowing grass, the present lot immerses the viewer into a timeless and fleeting moment.

    Horses, described by the artist as “a superb creation… charged with symbolism, strength, dynamism and beauty” feature prominently in Brasilier’s momentous body of work, with inspiration drawing from his childhood in the countryside of Saumur, France. (the artist quoted in Ben Church, “‘Andre Brasilier: Horses are a symbol of divinity”, CNN, 30 October 2018, online). Influenced also by Fauvist landscapes and Japanese print work, the enchantment of Brasilier’s practice derives from the artist's unique mastery of harmonious colour and delicate compositions.

    Alongside major retrospectives at both the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg and the Haus Ludwig Museum in Germany, Brasilier has been the subject of over 100 solo exhibitions across 20 countries.

Property from an Important Private Asian Collection


Chevauchée dans la pampa (Riding in the Plains)

signed 'André Brasilier' lower right
oil on canvas
60 x 92 cm. (23 5/8 x 36 1/4 in.)
Painted in 2014, this work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity by the Commission Brasilier.

HK$200,000 - 400,000 

Sold for HK$325,000

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20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale

Hong Kong Auction 25 November 2019