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Tony Bevan, R.A. (b. 1951)
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Tony Bevan, R.A. (b. 1951)

Head

Details
Tony Bevan, R.A. (b. 1951)
Head
signed and numbered twice 'Bevan/PCO28' (on the reverse)
acrylic and charcoal on canvas
48 7/8 x 57½ in. (124 x 146 cm.)
Painted in 2002.
Provenance
with Robert Miller Gallery, New York.
with Niagara Galleries, Melbourne.
Private collection, Melbourne.
Exhibited
Melbourne, Niagara Galleries, Tony Bevan - Recent Works, May 2004, no. 7.
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Lot Essay

'Since the mid-1990’s Bevan has taken increasing advantage of his recognition factor to push his art to abstraction, investigating the lengths to which he can subject his representations of heads to brutal deformation or extreme simplification while at all time maintaining the legibility of the image and the viewer’s emotive and visceral identification with it.'
(M. Livingstone, ‘The Spirit beneath the Skin’, in M. Hue-Williams, Tony Bevan, London and LA 1998, pp. 10-11)
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