Serge Poliakoff - Contemporary Art Day Sale London Sunday, June 29, 2008 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Galerie D.Benador, Geneva; Musee d'Athenee, Geneva

  • Literature

    This work is to be included in the forthcoming Serge Poliakoff: Catalogue Raisonné being prepared by Alexis Poliakoff, Paris

  • Catalogue Essay

    Breaking away from clearly defined sections of colour, the present lot by Serge Poliakoff is illuminated by emotive stroke work. Compared to his identifiable style constituted by fields of colour Poliakoff reveals a more expressive side with shadow-like blocks of blue among a sea of white. The colour separation continues to reflect Poliakoff’s primary interest in colour contrast, but the calm produced in his other works is missing. The present lot is more representative of the idea that “while figurative art exists within the framework of the painting and remains within it, abstract art goes beyond that framework in order to create a cosmos.
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Composition Bleu et Blanc

Oil on canvas in two parts.
Each: 92.5 x 73.5 cm. (36 3/8 x 28 7/8 in).
Signed 'sergePoliakoff' lower right of each part.

£250,000 - 350,000 

Contemporary Art Day Sale

30 June 2008, 10am & 2pm