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    Sale 7740

    Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Auction

    1 July 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 184

    Antonio Saura (1930-1998)


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    Antonio Saura (1930-1998)
    signed and dated 'Saura/60' (upper left); signed, titled and dated 'LOUISE 1960 SAURA' (on the stretcher)
    oil on canvas
    51 1/8 x 38in. (129.8 x 96.6cm.)
    Painted in Paris in 1960

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    To be included in the forthcoming Antonio Saura Catalogue Raisonné being prepared by the Succession Saura and Olivier Weber-Caflisch.

    "The female body that has been present in most of my pictures and drawings since 1954, of ten reduced to its most elementary form and subject to all kinds of teratological treatment provides above all a structural support for action, so that you don't get lost, so that you are not submerged in uncontrolled pictorial activity in which chaos and excess negate affirmation..."

    (Saura in conversation with Olivier Weber-Caflisch, reproduced in O. Weber-Caflisch, Multitudes, Accumulations, Repetitions, Mutations....A Detached Vision, in Saura: Multitudes, Navarre 2004, p. 25).

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    Galleria Odyssia, Rome.
    B.C. Holland, Inc., Chicago.
    Anon. sale, Sotheby Parke Bernet & Co. New York, 30 June 1977, lot 529. Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.

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