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    Sale 2819

    Impressionist and Modern Art

    10 June 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 190

    Carel Willink (1900-1983)

    An abstracted still life

    Price Realised  

    Carel Willink (1900-1983)
    An abstracted still life
    signed and dated 'Willink 25' (lower left)
    pencil, ink, gouache and collage on paper
    34 x 41 cm.


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    The present lot shows the artist's transition from abstraction towards realism, for which he would become famous. It shows that around 1925 Willink started using fragments of reality in his otherwise abstract compositions, by means of collage. The artist was being inspired by Kurt Schwitters, during a stay in Berlin from 1921-23.

    To be sold with a written confirmation of authenticity by Sylvia Willink, dated 24 February 2009.

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