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    Sale 5392

    Impressionist & Modern Art

    1 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 445

    Carlos Nadal (1917-1998)


    Price Realised  


    Carlos Nadal (1917-1998)
    signed 'C Nadal' (lower right), signed again and inscribed 'C Nadal/L'atelier/Carlos Nadal' (on the reverse)
    oil on card laid down on canvas
    10½ x 13¾in. (26.5 x 35cm.)

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    The authenticity of this work has kindly been confirmed by the Comité Nadal.
    Sold with a photo-certificate from Le Comité Nadal dated 28/2/08.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    Christie's is honoured to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the passing of Carlos Nadal with this varied selection of his work.

    Born in Paris in 1917, Carlos Nadal began his artistic education in Barcelona. Having studied at the Catalan capital's School of Fine Arts Nadal moved back to Paris where he established himself as an artist and became acquainted with the great figures of the time, like Picasso and Jean Paul Sartre. Although his work shows the influence of other artists, Raoul Dufy such as, his scenes of dwelling places are ultimately his own intimate visions. Finding the human narrative in an untouched plate of food, a lone figure in a garden or in the open shutters facing out onto a square Nadal unsettles as much as he soothes with his deceptively peaceful compositions.



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