• Post-War and Contemporary Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2833

    Post-War and Contemporary Art

    1 December 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 100

    Jan Dibbets (b. 1941)


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    Jan Dibbets (b. 1941)
    signed and dated 'j. dibbets 67/68' (on the reverse), and signed and dated again (on the stretcher)
    acrylic on shaped canvas, unframed
    209 x 136 cm.

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    Dr. Karel Fauser was one of the first collectors of the work of Jan Dibbets. During the mid sixties Dibbets lived for a short time in Enschede, which brought the two into close contact. Although Dibbets work is mostly based on photography, in his early development he painted large canvasses. Inspired by American hard-edge painting, he constructed shaped canvasses with plane bright colour fields (lot 100-102).
    In 1967, after visiting the St Martin's school of Art in London, ground and earth became his new medium. Grass was cut in a square and positioned in a new composition and then photographed (lot 104). This sort of experiment led to his famous Perspective corrections. His later works have their roots in the ideas he developed in these years (lot 103).

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    Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner.


    Amsterdam, Galerie Riekje Swart, Dibbets Schilderijen, 23 September - 14 October 1966.