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    Sale 7637

    20th Century British Art

    12 December 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 22

    Patrick Hughes (b. 1939)


    Price Realised  


    Patrick Hughes (b. 1939)
    signed, inscribed and dated 'Entrancing/Patrick Hughes/2005' (on the reverse)
    oil on board and construction
    46 x 98½ in. (116.8 x 250 cm.)

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    Patrick Hughes comments, 'Painting has been about taking all the three-dimensional reality and squeezing it into this sandwich behind glass ... My pictures are all appearances and people quickly think that they are real. Art - That's a convention of art, it's in a gallery, it's in a frame ... it can't be real. But people accept it as real - they accept it as reality and then they go on to question it' (see J. Slyce, Patrick Hughes Perverspective, London, 1998, p. 125).

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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.


    with Flowers East, London, where purchased by the present owner.