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    Sale 5396

    Post War & Contemporary Art

    11 December 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 507

    César (1921-1998)

    Portrait de Compression

    Price Realised  

    César (1921-1998)
    Portrait de Compression
    signed 'César' (lower right)
    printed paper collage and pencil on board
    31 5/8 x 27 5/8 x ¾in. (80.4 x 70.2 x 1.9cm.)
    Executed in 1976


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    This work is recorded in the archives of Denyse Durand-Ruel under number 2322.

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    VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premium


    Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner in 1978.


    Post Lot Text

    "I start with an idea. That is the beginning of the adventure. I continue in that direction until I encounter a separate reality that is detached from me and exists in the material and its surrounding space...Its as though something else was asking to exist, to be whatever it wants to be."

    César