Pierre Soulages - 20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale Hong Kong Monday, June 20, 2022 | Phillips

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  • “I’ve always loved black, and I realised that, from the beginning, man went into completely dark caves to paint. They painted with black too. They could have painted with white because there were white stones all over the ground, but no, they chose to paint with black in the dark.”
    — Pierre Soulages
     

     

    The Musée Soulages in Rodez, France houses a collection of nearly 100 paper paintings from 1940s to the clear linear gouaches from the 70s, making up a unique ensemble

     

    “He is an artist who touches everyone, and challenges you all the more when stood in front of a Beyond-Black. I think that for people who know nothing about art, this is an excellent introduction It’s not complicated to understand Pierre Soulages.”
    — Marlène Poppi, Cultural Projects Manager at l’Espace Lympia

     

    Pierre Soulages, exhibition presented by the Alpes-Martimes Council to celebrate the artist’s 100th birthday, showcasing around one hundred of his works, 8 February – 19 April 2020

    © Pierre Duterte

    • Provenance

      Private Collection (gifted by the artist)
      Christie’s, Paris, 8 June 2017, lot 162
      Opera Gallery, Singapore
      Acquired from the above by the present owner

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Gouache sur papier (Gouache on paper)

signed, dedicated and dated ’for Gaston Diehl with friendship [in French] Soulages 77’ lower right
gouache on paper laid on canvas
76 x 57.5 cm. (29 7/8 x 22 5/8 in.)
Executed in 1977, this work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

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Estimate
HK$1,500,000 - 2,500,000 
€183,000-304,000
$192,000-321,000

Sold for HK$1,512,000

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20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale

Hong Kong Auction 21 June 2022