John Banting (1902-1972)
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John Banting (1902-1972)

Yellow Composition

Details
John Banting (1902-1972)
Yellow Composition
signed and dated 'John Banting/1936' (lower left)
oil on panel
10 x 12 in. (25.4 x 30.5 cm.)
Painted in 1936.
Provenance
Acquired by the present owner in the 1990s.
Special notice

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.

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Lot Essay


The present work is typical of Banting's surrealism of the thirties: the tension between straight and sinuous lines, between construction and emotion. The pillar-like structure in the middle of the composition reminds one of the guitar strings he used to resort to in order to create rhythms. Also typical is the outline of the face on the left, which reminds us of the human element faced with his own constructions.

We are very grateful to Michel Remy for preparing this catalogue entry.
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