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  • Provenance


    Zach Feuer Gallery, New York

  • Exhibited


    New York, Zach Feuer Gallery, Jules de Balincourt: This is Our Town, March 3 - April 2, 2005; Royal Academy of Arts, USA Today, October 6 - November 4, 2006

  • Literature


    M. Ratner, “Jules de Balincourt,” Frieze Magazine, May 2005; Halle, Howard, “Jules de Balincourt,” Time Out New York, March 31- April 6, 2005, p 63 (illustrated); B. Boucher, “Jules de Balincourt at Zach Feuer (LFL),” Art in America, May 2005; J. de Balincourt, “Ambitious New Plans,” Harper’s Magazine, New York, November 2005, p. 22 (illustrated); Royal Academy Publications, ed., USA Today, London, 2006, p. 44 (illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay


    The present lot, Ambitious New Plans, provides the viewer with a clear understanding of Jules de Balincourt’s compelling style. The work successfully demonstrates his mastery of color and shape, skewed proportions, and partially obscured figures and objects. The small figures surrounding the enormous, bright red conference table appear like game pieces, their faces non-descript, and their folded hands surrounding the table reveal the formality of the topics one can only assume are being discussed. The microphones and white specs of paper and coffee cups which fleck the edge of the table serve as the only disruption to the dominant color. In addition to de Balincourt’s striking composition in Ambitious New Plans, his subtle political content also comes to the surface; the viewer can almost feel the serious and unsettling atmosphere of the room, a nod to the artist’s success in illustrating the ambiance.

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Ambitious New Plans

2005

Oil on board.

40 1/8 x 59 3/4 in. (102 x 152 cm).

Signed, titled and dated on the reverse.

Estimate
$50,000 - 70,000 

Sold for $116,500

Contemporary Art Part I

12 Nov 2009
New York