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    Sale 12245

    Post-War & Contemporary Art Day Auction

    7 October 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 219

    DANIEL BUREN (B. 1938)

    Peinture acrylique blanche sur tissu rayé blanc et vert

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    DANIEL BUREN (B. 1938)
    Peinture acrylique blanche sur tissu rayé blanc et vert
    signed and dated three times ‘Fait par Buren en Mai 1969’ (on the turnover edge and the overlap)
    the last two white stripes at each edge are painted over with white paint on both sides
    34 ½ x 44 ¼in. (87.5 x 113cm.)
    Executed in May 1969

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    “I kept stripes because it was a sign, very easy to see and to play [with],’ Buren has explained, ‘I was certainly not thinking I would keep that for so long, but little by little, I was still working with it 50 years later. I cannot say it is the same, but I use it and it’s a reason I invented a term, which I call ‘visual tool.’ It’s not only something you can recognize; it’s also something I can use to change an environment.”
    —D. BUREN, quoted in E. McDermott, ‘Stripes across the Decades’, Interview Magazine, March 2015, http:/www.interviewmagazine.com/art/daniel-buren-the-armory-show-2015#_[accessed 9th September 2016]

    Special Notice

    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.


    Patrice Trigano Collection, France.
    Ghislain Mollet-Viéville Collection, France (acquired from the above in 1984).
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1994.

    Pre-Lot Text



    FRANCJA DZISIAJ (LA FRANCE D’AUJOURD’HUI), exh. cat., Warsaw, Muzeum Narodowe w Warszawie 1990-1991 (illustrated. p. 131).

    Post Lot Text

    An avertissement (certificate) will be written by Daniel Buren to the new owner.