Maciej Babinski - LATIN AMERICA New York Wednesday, September 29, 2010 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    The Kim Esteve Collection, São Paulo

  • Literature

    E. Leffingwell, The Keeper's Memory, The Kim Esteve Collection and a Narrative History of Chácara Flora, São Paulo: Editora Terceiro Nome, 2003, p. 219 (illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    Babinski and Wesley Duke Lee were among Eteve’s first teachers in how to look and how to think and talk about art, and Esteve came to collect their work in real depth. An émigré modernist, Babinski traveled to England and Canada as a boy fleeing the war and was aware early on of the importance of photography and painting in his life. In 1953 he came to live in Rio de Janeiro where he worked and exhibited, traveling to Sâo Paulo during the recurrent international biennial exhibitions and viewing great examples of art that would have eluded him otherwise. It was an opportunity to see and he remarked that he was saved from the waves of innovation in contemporary art by removing himself from its currents. Retiring from teaching in 1991, he moved to the state of Ceará, where he is presently living, painting and etching landscapes.




Oil on canvas.
41 3/8 x 41 3/8 in. (105.1 x 105.1 cm).

$40,000 - 60,000 


29 September 2010
New York