André Brasilier - 20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale in Association with Poly Auction Hong Kong Sunday, June 6, 2021 | Phillips

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  • André Brasilier is a French painter and printmaker whose lyrical, dream-like paintings blend abstraction and expressionism. Real-life subjects are transposed into fantastical worlds bathed in soft delicate light. Brasilier draws aesthetic and philosophical inspiration from Japanese ukiyo-e prints, with his paintings often featuring pastoral scenes, the sea, women and horses. Horses have been described by Brasilier as "a superb creation...charged with symbolism, strength, dynamism and beauty", and they feature prominently in his oeuvre, their elegant forms depicted cantering through serene seascapes, chilly winter woods and brilliant sunsets. 


    The son of two painters, Brasilier attended the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris at the age of 20. At the age of 23 he was awarded the prestigious Prix de Rome for painting. He has also been honoured with major retrospectives, including at the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg and the Musée Picasso-Château Grimaldi in Antibes. Brasilier works and lives in Paris, France.


    Andre Brasilier painting
    The artist in his studio


    • Provenance

      Opera Gallery, London
      Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2017


Cavalcade au cirque

signed 'André Brasilier' lower right; further signed, titled, inscribed and dated '"Cavalcade au Cirque" 40P André Brasilier 2016' on the stretcher
oil on canvas
81 x 100 cm. (31 7/8 x 39 3/8 in.)
Painted in 2016, this work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by Alexis Brasilier.

Full Cataloguing

HK$450,000 - 650,000 

Sold for HK$945,000

Contact Specialist

Danielle So
Associate Specialist, Head of Day Sale

20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale in Association with Poly Auction

Hong Kong Auction 7 June 2021