Nicolas de Staël - Contemporary Art Day Sale New York Friday, May 16, 2014 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Galerie Louis Carré, Paris
    Private Collection, London

  • Exhibited

    Bern, Kunsthalle Bern, Nicolas de Staël, September 13 - October 20, 1957

  • Literature

    J. Dubourg and F. de Stael, Nicolas de Staël, Paris: le Temps, 1968, p. 75, no. 70 (illustrated)
    B. Majewska, Sztuka Inna Sztuka ta-sama, Dubuffet, de Staël, Wols, Pollock, Warsaw: Wydawn. Artystyczne i Filmowe, 1974, pp. 48-68, pl. 25
    F. de Staël, Nicolas de Staël: Catalogue Raisonné de l'oeuvre peint, Neuchâtel: Ides et Calendes, 1997, p. 210, no. 80 (illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    "I want my paintings and my drawings to be like a tree or like a forest. One passes from a line, from a fine line to a point, to a spot…like one passes from a twig to a trunk. But it all has to hold together, to create unity.”
    Nicolas de Staël


Un tableau arraché

oil on canvas
39 2/5 x 25 2/3 in. (100.1 x 65.2 cm.)
Signed "Staël" lower left; further signed and dated "Staël|1946" on the reverse.

$120,000 - 180,000 

Sold for $293,000

Contact Specialist
Amanda Stoffel
Head of Day Sale
+1 212 940 1261

Contemporary Art Day Sale

New York 16 May 2014 11am