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    Sale 5132

    Twentieth Century British Art

    6 December 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 123

    Robert Lenkiewicz (1941-2002)

    Woman on a bed

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    Robert Lenkiewicz (1941-2002)
    Woman on a bed
    signed 'Lenkiewicz' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    11 x 11 in. (28 x 28 cm.)

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    Lenkiewicz produced a series of paintings in twenty different Projects. The first in 1973 was the theme of vagrancy, and the twentieth, in 1996, was the theme of addictive behaviour.
    The present work is from Lenkiewicz's Project 12 - Suicide.
    The room on 'Death' in Lenkiewicz's Library had a large section devoted to the subject of suicide. He had studied this material for some time, and subscribed more or less entirely to views like those of Daniel Stern. Lenkiewicz found suicide a compelling subject.

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    Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner in 1992.