George Rouy - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale Hong Kong Thursday, March 30, 2023 | Phillips
  • “Pose is something that I’m drawn to a lot. Poses are quite interesting because, when looking at a painting, there’s always a natural intuition for the viewer on how it would feel to do that movement or to assume that pose. When I design the work it’s always based on that feeling, rather than looking too much at poses as they are and being too literal.

    Also, regarding poses, there is always a fine line between becoming too literal, too illustrative and pursuing that mission to find the beauty that distorts all that, or exaggerates it. If a painting becomes too one way, too ugly, it loses its friction, it needs to vibrate within that fine line and act within two realms.”

    — George Rouy


    • Provenance

      Hannah Barry, London
      Private Collection, Asia
      Acquired from the above by the present owner




signed with the artist's initials and dated 'GR 21' on the reverse
oil on canvas
230 x 190.4 cm. (90 1/2 x 74 7/8 in.)
Painted in 2021.

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HK$200,000 - 300,000 

Sold for HK$609,600

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

Hong Kong Auction 31 March 2023