Jiří Georg Dokoupil - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale London Friday, March 3, 2023 | Phillips
  • “In the very beginning, the concept of painting with soap bubbles completely fascinated me, because I was dealing with the idea of doing something with nothing. Over the years, the concept shifted to something I would call a real painting… As a child I loved the Impressionists, and I am still in love with impressionism, so I became some sort of a conceptual impressionist. Producing a painting has to do with the artist’s encounter with the material, and this usually refuses to subordinate itself to a concept.”
    —Jiří Georg Dokoupil

    • Provenance

      Galería Juana de Aizpuru, Madrid
      Office Reiner Opoku, Berlin
      Acquired from the above by the present owner

    • Exhibited

      Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Fundación Canaria para el Desarrollo de la Pintura, Lara's Bubbles, June - November 2018 (illustrated pp. 26-27)



signed and titled '"AZUL DE JUANA" dokoupil' on the overlap
soap lye and pigment on canvas
135.1 x 205.2 cm (53 1/4 x 80 3/4 in.)
Executed in 2015-2018.

Full Cataloguing

£30,000 - 50,000 ‡♠

Sold for £44,450

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 3 March 2023