Jiri Kolar - Editions New York Monday, June 7, 2010 | Phillips

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  • Catalogue Essay

    Including: Poruseny Sen, 1980; Metamorfosa Kamene, 1979; Pholhed Zpatky, 1979; [Self-Portrait], 1979; [Untitled], 1973; and [Untitled], 1975.
    Jirí Kolár was a Czech writer/poet and artist whose later works focused on collage to create ‘visual poems’ which arose out of his writings. These works incorporate meticulously cut, spliced, crunched, reproductions of a variety of art historical works and sometimes included everyday materials such as razor blades (see example in lot 79) to create new forms of collage - many using strip patterns creating Op Art effects.
    Excerpt from the Tate Gallery on two of Kolár’s many collage techniques:
    The term ‘prollage’ derives from the Czech ‘prolinat’, meaning ‘interpenetration’. The source for the term ‘rollages’ is ‘rolety’, the retractable corrugated metal shutters on shop fronts in Prague. As techniques, rollages and prollages are closely related, but the former are made with single or multiple reproductions of one image, while the latter combine two or more discrete images Tate Gallery: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions 1986-88, Jirí Kolár, London 1996

THIS LOT IS SOLD WITH NO RESERVE PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, NEW YORK

79

Group of 6 collages

1973-80
Six unique collages in colors, on various papers, the full sheets and with full margins,
various sizes
all signed with initials and variously dated in ink, occasional minor soiling, minor splitting at the sheet edges, a few with time staining, otherwise all generally in good condition, all unframed.

Estimate
$4,500 - 6,500 

Sold for $5,250

Editions

8 June 2010
New York