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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/PCO26' (on the reverse)
acrylic and charcoal on canvas
28¾ x 28 in. (73 x 71.2 cm.)
Painted circa 2002.
Provenance
with Galerie Vidal-Saint Phalle, Paris, where purchased by the present owner.
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

'Since the mid-1990s 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' (see M. Livingstone, ‘The Spirit Beneath the Skin’, in M. Hue-Williams, Tony Bevan, London and LA ,1998, pp. 10-11).
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