Richard Smith (1931-2016)
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Richard Smith (1931-2016)

You was never lovelier

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Richard Smith (1931-2016)
You was never lovelier
signed, inscribed and dated 'R. Smith 66/(you was never lovelier)' (on the reverse)
acrylic on canvas with aluminium, shaped
36 x 36 x 11 in. (91.5 x 91.5 x 28 cm.)
Provenance
Private collection, Milan.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
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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.

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Lot Essay

'There is a kind of colour that I find especially attractive: pale green with pale yellow, which makes a reference to something cool, a ‘hint of mint’ – as in menthol-cool. I like this artificiality … in using it I am already halfway away from reality or from specific representations that I want to avoid'
(Richard Smith, quoted in exhibition catalogue, Richard Smith Paintings 1958-1966, London, Whitechapel Gallery, 1966, np)

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