Luc Tuymans - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session New York Tuesday, May 16, 2023 | Phillips

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  • “Tuyman’s paintings are shot through with the kind of subtlety one finds in seashells when the glow of the sun has diminished and the sheen of the water has dried. Their faded sumptuousness nonetheless elicits a kind of consummate chill. [This affect of beauty mixed with difficulty, coldness, restraint and distance is] Sometimes called the ‘Tuymans effect, (…)’”
    —Helen Molesworth

    • Provenance

      Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp
      Acquired from the above by the present owner

    • Exhibited

      Antwerp, Zeno X Gallery, Les Revenants, April 25–June 2, 2007
      Columbus, Wexner Center for the Arts at Ohio State University; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Dallas Museum of Art; Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art; Brussels, Palais de Beaux-Arts, Luc Tuymans, September 17, 2009–May 8, 2011, no. 73, pp. 200–201, 210 (illustrated, p. 201)
      Doha, Gallery Al Riwaq at Quatar Museums, Intolerance, October 18, 2015–January 30, 2016, no. 40, pp. 153, 427 (illustrated, p. 153)
      Venice, Palazzo Grassi, Luc Tuymans: La Pelle, March 24, 2019–January 30, 2020, no. 40, pp. 153, 427 (illustrated, p. 153)

    • Literature

      Norio Sugawara, Luc Tuymans: Beyond Schwarzheide, Tokyo, 2007, p. 11 (illustrated)
      Dorine Esser, "Ik slaag er niet in iets vrolijks te schilderen," Isel, May/June 2007, p. 29 (illustrated)
      Rüdiger von Naso, "Das Schweigen der Bilder," Madame, April 2008, p. 75 (illustrated)
      Pablo Sigg and Tommy Simeons, eds., Luc Tuymans: Is It Safe?, London, 2010, pp. 61, 79 (illustrated, p. 79)
      Kenneth Baker, "Tuymans Jumps on Zeitgeist," San Francisco Chronicle, February 6, 2010
      Luc Tuymans: Zeno X Gallery, 25 Years of Collaboration, exh. cat., Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp, 2016, pp. 120, 124, 269 (illustrated)
      Eva Meyer-Hermann, ed., Luc Tuymans: Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings, 2007-2018, vol. 3, New York, 2019, no. LTP 393, pp. 26–27, 432 (illustrated, p. 27)

Property from a Distinguished Contemporary Collection



signed and dated "Luc Tuymans 007" on the reverse
oil on canvas
19 5/8 x 27 5/8 in. (49.8 x 70.2 cm)
Painted in 2007.

Full Cataloguing

$200,000 - 300,000 

Sold for $457,200

Contact Specialist

Patrizia Koenig
Specialist, Head of Sale, Afternoon Session
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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session

New York Auction 16 May 2023