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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, Belgium
    Thence by descent

  • Catalogue Essay

    This work is property from the Estate of Karel Geirlandt (1915-1989) who was the director of Paleis voor Schone Kunsten in Brussels today BOZAR. In 1957 he was the founder of Vereniging voor Museum Hedendaagse Kunst in Ghent and therefore was the driving force behind this museum today, S.M.A.K. and the spiritual father of Jan Hoet.

  • Artist Bio

    Palermo

    German • 1943 - 1977

    Blinky Palermo is best known for his monochromatic canvases and fabric paintings made from simple lengths of material cut, stitched and stretched over a frame. Palermo painted on aluminium, steel, wood, paper and Formica, often making lines out of tape instead of paint. He completed approximately 65 paintings between 1966 and 1972 titled Stoffbilder (Fabric Paintings); in this signature series, he took ready-made department-store fabrics and stitched them into vibrant panels.

    Palermo studied under Joseph Beuys alongside Sigmar Polke and Gerhard Richter. Public collections holding major works by Palermo include the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Tate Gallery in London, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington D.C. and the Dia Art Foundation. Most of the artist's work, however, remains in the possession of private collectors and museums in Europe.

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Property from the Estate of Karel Geirlandt

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Two Works: i) Skizze fur Wandmalerei; ii) Skizze fur Wandmalerei

each signed, titled and dated 'Skizze für Wandmalerei Palermo 69/70' lower edge
graphite, ink and pen on paper
each 29.7 x 32 cm (11 3/4 x 12 5/8 in.)
Executed in 1969-1970.

Estimate
£20,000 - 30,000 

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 3 October 2019