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    Sale 2806

    Twentieth Century Art

    2 December 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 260

    Armando (DUTCH, B. 1929)


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    Armando (DUTCH, B. 1929)
    signed 'Armando' (on the reverse)
    painted sheet metal and nails on board
    68.5 x 53 cm.
    Painted circa 1962-1963.

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    Armando's work as a member of the Nul group is characteristic because of his use of industrial products and materials in one uniform colour. The work thus becomes more anonymous and creates a distance with the viewer. As the surface is entirely flat, the use of materials is essential. It 'only' shows six red metal sheets, nailed to a board and painted red. Except from the colour, there is nothing that distracts the viewer from looking at the materials Armando applied. The artist did not want to comment on reality, but objectively register the daily environment. Armando about Nul: 'Voor het eerst in de kunstgeschiedenis levert de kunstenaar geen commentaar op de werkelijkheid. Hij interpreteert niet. Hij aanvaardt de werkelijkheid.' (Armando, quoted on: www.dekunsten.net /dk-citatenabstractekunst-armando.html)

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