Paolo Ventura - Photographs London Friday, September 25, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist

  • Catalogue Essay

    Paolo Ventura’s purposefully ambiguous work, offered here, is a unique, large-scale composition from Collage (2017-19). Four photographed cut-outs of male figures, taken by the artist, are collaged onto a two-dimensional seascape background, comprising methodically painted panels in watercolour shades of blue and pale grey. The figures’ anonymity as they face away from the viewer and their lack of interaction add a feeling of unease to this fictional landscape.


Bagno Autunnale #2 from Collage

Unique hand-painted photographic collage, mounted.
121.2 x 141.7 cm (47 3/4 x 55 3/4 in.)
Titled, dated in blue pencil and credit stamp on the recto; signed, titled, dated in pencil and credit stamp on an artist label accompanying the work.

£15,000 - 20,000 

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London Auction 25 September 2020