CHRISTIE'S | Paul Delvaux | 26 janvier- 4 février 2016


Paul Delvaux : L'Esprit Belge ǀ Une collection de lithographies

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26 janvier – 4 février 2016


« Dans le passé, j’ai peut-être peint l’anxiété. Désormais, je souhaite peindre des œuvres belles, mais d’une beauté mystérieuse » (Paul Delvaux).

À travers leur dimension rêveuse, les œuvres de Paul Delvaux (1897-1994) illustrent distinctement l’esprit du modernisme belge : énigmatique, légèrement troublant, esquivant cependant le profond malaise propre au surréalisme français. Cette collection privée d’estampes provient directement de la célèbre galerie Le Bateau Lavoir, dirigée par Mira Jacob Wolfovska (1912-2004). Le rôle de la galeriste fut déterminant dans la carrière de Delvaux, qui l’encouragea à explorer le domaine de la lithographie.

Mira Jacob a tant défendu le travail de Delvaux et le surréalisme qu’elle reproduisit presque toutes ses lithographies datées d’après 1965. C’est elle également qui en rédigea le catalogue raisonné.

La collection propose 45 lots, dont les estimations s’échelonnent entre 700 et 10.000 dollars.

Contact : Murray Macaulay, directeur du département Estampes  ǀ

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