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  • Provenance

    Zach Feuer Gallery (LFL), New York

  • Exhibited

    New York, Zach Feuer Gallery (LFL), Unknowing Man's Nature, 6 September - 13 October, 2007

  • Literature

    B. Pollack, "Jules de Balincourt," Art News, November 2007, p. 224; I. Dupuis, 'Jules de Balincourt,' Flash Art, November/December 2007, p. 108

  • Catalogue Essay

    Unknowing Man's Nature was a central piece in Jules de Balincourt's 2007 solo show of the same name. "As for the eponymous Unknowing Man's Nature – the flashiest canvas in terms of colors with multiple shades of red, orange, and gold as well as a burst of white in its midst – it commands attention like no other with a flurry of light rays covering its surface." (I. Dupuis, ‘Jules de Balincourt', Flash Art,November/December 2007, p. 108)
    As exemplified by the present lot, Jules de Balincourt's paintings live in a realm between brilliant neo-hippie optimism and world-wary apocalyptic visions. His signature rays of colour ricochet throughout the composition, acting as either beams of ecstasy from the heavens or a destructive force, like sunrays amplified by global warming to melt a glacier.The potential destruction in the content is paired with the powerful beauty of the painting.

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Unknowing Man's Nature

2007
Oil, acrylic and spraypaint on wooden panel in two parts.
Overall: 335 x 274 cm.(132 x 108 in).
Signed, titled and dated ‘Jules de Balincourt Unknowing Man's Nature 2007' on the reverse.

Estimate
£60,000 - 80,000 

Contemporary Art Evening Sale

12 Feb 2009, 7pm
London