Pierre Soulages - Contemporary Art Day Sale London Thursday, February 28, 2008 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Robert Miller Gallery, New York

  • Exhibited

    Robert Miller Gallery, New York, Outrenoir: Works on Canvas, 5 May – 11 June, 2005

  • Catalogue Essay

    These paintings (from Soulages' solo exhibition at Robert Miller Gallery, NewYork in 2005) were first called "Black Light," thus designating a light thatwas inseparable from the black that reflected it. In order not to limit themto an optical phenomenon, I invented the word "Beyondblack" – across black– a light transmittted by black and like "Across the Channel" or "Across theRhine" designating another country. "Beyondblack" also designates anothercountry, another mental field than that of simply black. (Pierre Soulages taken from B, Adams, Pierre Soulages, Outrenoir, NewYork, 2005)




Acrylic on canvas.

81.1 x 130.2 cm. (32 x 51 1/4 in).

Signed and dated ‘SOULAGES 27 10 03’ on the reverse.

£60,000 - 80,000 ‡♠

Sold for £108,500

Contemporary Art Day Sale

29 Feb 2008, 2pm