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Chantal Joffe (b. 1969)
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Chantal Joffe (b. 1969)

Walking Woman

Details
Chantal Joffe (b. 1969)
Walking Woman
oil on board
120 x 48 7/8in. (305 x 124cm.)
Executed in 2004
Provenance
Victoria Miro, London.
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2004.
Exhibited
London, Saatchi Gallery, Body Language, 2013-2014 (illustrated in colour, p. 37).
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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.
VAT rate of 20% is payable on hammer price and buyer's premium

Lot Essay

A painted shot ripped from a fashion magazine, Walking Woman is a powerful expressive example of Chantal Joffe’s painterly style that offers an uncompromising sense of power, complexity and impetus to the female figures she portrays. Critically analyzing the anodyne characteristics and expressions stylists and photographers have popularized in high fashion, Joffe reanimates through paint the faces that were previously mask-like, seemingly imbuing her anonymous women with life again.

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