Luc Tuymans - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale London Monday, June 25, 2018 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Directly from the artist's studio, courtesy Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp

  • Exhibited

    Poznań, Art Stations Gallery; London, Drawing Room, DE. FI. CIEN. CY. Andrzej Wróblewski, René Daniëls, Luc Tuymans, 27 November 2014 - 11 July 2015, pp. 84-85, p. 210 (illustrated, p. 85)
    Doha, QM Gallery Al Riwaq, Luc Tuymans: Intolerance, 18 October - 30 January 2016, pp. 81 & 426 (another cast illustrated and exhibited, p. 81)

  • Catalogue Essay

    Belgium is a small country with a rich history in the visual arts, with prolific artists ranging from the brothers Van Eyck to Pieter Paul Rubens, James Ensor and René Magritte to Marcel Broodthaers, Luc Tuymans, Michaël Borremans to name but a few. The country has a thriving contemporary art scene, with many esteemed art collectors and progressive visual artists operating on an international level. Phillips would like to present Belgian contemporary art to the world of international collectors and art lovers and participate, on a non-profit basis, in auctioning the following selection of works, executed solely by Belgian artists, in support of the Belgian art magazine H ART.

    H ART, a prominent publication concerned with promoting and discussing contemporary art in Belgium and the surrounding countries, has now been in existence for twelve years and strives for rejuvenation, innovation and internationalisation. The key intention of the sale is to consolidate and enhance the existing iteration of H ART magazine in both print and digital form and continue the progressive dialogue between the Belgian art world and the magazine’s readership. The magazine’s demographic is comprised of art world professionals and art enthusiasts, maintaining a focus on European art which radiates out to the rest of the international art world.

    Using the funding of this auction, H ART endeavors to achieve this ethos. Phillips presents the following lots in support of H ART, and, in collaboration, are offering high-quality work by twelve Belgian artists whose work has been covered extensively in H ART in recent years: Luc Tuymans, Jan Fabre, Koen van den Broek, Hans Op de Beeck, Sofie Muller, Rinus Van de Velde, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, Pieter Vermeersch, Dirk Braeckman, Berlinde De Bruyckere, Peter Buggenhout, Sven ‘t Jolle. Exhibiting a wide variety of differing styles, mediums and practices, many of the following artists have recently participated in celebrated exhibitions at prominent institutions and have received critical acclaim at some of the most widely-lauded shows at international art venues, biennials and museums.

    - Marc Ruyters, Editor-in-chief of H ART magazine



signed and dated 'Tuymans '14' lower right
pastel on coloured paper
25.8 x 29.7 cm (10 1/8 x 11 3/4 in.)
Executed in 2014.

£20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for £35,000

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 26 June 2018