Miquel Barceló - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale London Wednesday, March 6, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich
    Private Collection

  • Exhibited

    Avignon, Collection Lambert, Hôtel de Caumont, Miquel Barceló – Terramare - Mare, 27 June – 7 November 2010, p. 367 (illustrated, titled Marina le matin)

  • Artist Biography

    Miquel Barceló

    Spanish • 1957

    Drawing inspiration from work by Diego Velázquez and art-making practices of the Avant-garde, Miquel Barceló is perhaps most popular for his hybridization of traditional Spanish figurative aesthetics and thick, abstract brushstrokes. Barceló is inherently drawn to that which is multimedia, having received training in installation work, painting and ceramic. This ability to work across various mediums comes from the artist's hunger for travel and exploring new lands.

    Currently based between Mallorca, Mali and Paris, Barceló incorporates the visual aesthetics of his disparate countries seamlessly into his work. The artist's concern involves how to translate different modes of travel and culture into art-making. One recurring topic in his body of work is the ocean — the ultimate symbol of movement, displacement and the unknown.

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La Mer avec Nuages

signed, titled and dated 'Barceló, VIII.02 "LA MER avec NUAGES"' on the reverse
mixed media on canvas
46 x 55.7 cm (18 1/8 x 21 7/8 in.)
Painted in 2002.

£20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for £52,500

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

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