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    Sale 5324

    Post War & Contemporary Art

    13 December 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 256

    Miquel Barceló (b. 1957)

    Untitled

    Price Realised  

    Miquel Barceló (b. 1957)
    Untitled
    signed 'M. Barceló' (lower right); and dated 'VIII 82' (lower left)
    oil, charcoal and paper collage on cardboard laid down on board
    50 x 37 1/8in. (127 x 94.4cm.)
    Executed in 1982


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    This work is accompanied by a photo-certificate signed by the artist.

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    Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.


    Provenance

    Galería Juana de Aizpuru, Madrid.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    My painting generates ideas, and then it sweeps them aside and they settle around the canvas, on the floor, with the roaches and the orange rinds . What holds the painting is not the ideas, it's something else, a kind of big ultimate idea: unutterable.

    Miquel Barceló quoted in Barceló 1987-1997, Musea d'Art Contempori de Barcelona, 1998, p.192