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    Sale 5883

    20th Century British Art including The Olga Davenport Collection

    25 March 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 153

    Colin Self (b. 1941)

    Cinema Study no. 7; Cinema Study no. 12; Cinema Study no. 30; Cinema Study no. 14.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Colin Self (b. 1941)
    Cinema Study no. 7; Cinema Study no. 12; Cinema Study no. 30; Cinema Study no. 14.
    signed, inscribed and dated 'COLIN SELF. CINEMA STUDY 1969 NO. 7 (CINEMA SCREEN WITH CURTAIN.) 19th and 20th July 1961' (on the reverse); signed, inscribed and dated 'COLIN SELF. CINEMA STUDY 1969. NO. 12. (CINEMA CURTAIN) 21ST JULY 1969.'(on the reverse); signed, inscribed and dated 'COLIN SELF. CINEMA STUDY 1969. NO 14. (CINEMA CURTAIN). 22ND JULY 1969 (on the reverse); signed, inscribed and dated 'COLIN SELF. CINEMA STUDY 1969 NO. 30 (CINEMA CURTAIN) 28TH JULY 1969.' (on the reverse)
    ink and watercolour
    6¼ x 8½ in. (15.9 x 21.6 cm.) (4)


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    Self was drawn to the Art Deco interior of the Muswell Hill Odeon and the manager allowed him to sketch there when it was closed to the public. The four works in this lot depict the luxurious surfaces of the cinema curtains. Other works from the series feature solitary female figures in fur coats with the marble architecture in the background and the series culminates with the sculpture Cinema SI.

    We are very grateful to Colin Self for his assistance cataloguing this lot.

    Special Notice

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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

    Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner.


    Exhibited

    London, Studio Four, Colin Self, 1973, catalogue not traced.