Guy de Cointet - New Now New York Wednesday, September 28, 2022 | Phillips

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  • "What I like is the texture of the characters interacting with the objects and shapes and feeling completely at ease with them […]The audience sees arrangements and piles of painted geometric forms. During the course of my plays these forms are talked about and their identities revealed. After the audience discovers what everything is, sometimes they’re even more confused."
    —Guy de Cointet

    • Provenance

      Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles
      Harvey La Tourette
      Acquired from the above by the present owner

    • Exhibited

      Mexico City, Fundación/Colección Jumex, Guy de Cointet — Tempo Rubato, December 3, 2012–February 24, 2013, no. 51, pp. 144–145, 195 (illustrated, p. 145)
      New York, Kent Fine Art, FLEX, September 5–October 31, 2014, no. 11, pp. 4, 25

    • Literature

      Frédéric Paul, ed., Guy de Cointet, Paris, 2014, p. 213 (illustrated)

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The History of a Day is the History of a Life

titled "THE HISTORY OF A DAY IS THE HISTORY OF A LIFE" lower left
ink and graphite on paper, in artist's frame
sheet 19 x 24 7/8 in. (48.3 x 63.2 cm)
artist's frame 25 1/4 x 30 3/4 in. (64.1 x 78.1 cm)

Executed circa 1983.

Full Cataloguing

Estimate
$7,000 - 12,000 

Sold for $10,710

Contact Specialist

Avery Semjen
Head of Sale, New Now
212 940 1207
[email protected]

New Now

New York Auction 28 September 2022