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  • "The melting in the paint that you see allows me to invent and direct as I go along. The painting is a stage but it’s also working like it has no script. The story is made up impromptu with no idea of how it will end. The women in the paintings are reinventions of historical portraits. I like to paint them as more vibrant characters, braver more colourful and alive." — Genieve Figgis

     

    Jean Honore Fragonard, The Love Letter, early 1770s , collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
    Jean Honore Fragonard, The Love Letter, early 1770s, Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
     

     

     

    • Provenance

      Half Gallery, New York
      Acquired from the above by the present owner

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Behind the curtain

2015
signed and dated 'Genieve Figgis 2015' on the reverse
acrylic on panel
40 x 60 cm. (15 3/4 x 23 5/8 in.)
Painted in 2015.

Full Cataloguing

Estimate
HK$200,000 - 400,000 
€21,800-43,700
$25,600-51,300

Sold for HK$882,000

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 4 December 2020