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

Studio Furniture

Tony Bevan, R.A. (b. 1951)
Studio Furniture
signed and numbered twice 'Bevan/PCO315' (on the reverse)
acrylic and charcoal on canvas
65 5/8 x 46 ½ in. (166.7 x 118.1 cm.)
Painted in 2003.
with Michael Hue Williams Fine Art, London, where purchased by the present owner on 16 September 2003.
M. Livingstone, Tony Bevan: Paintings 2000-2003, London, 2003, p. 14, no. 32, illustrated.
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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

‘Tony Bevan’s heads and architectural spaces, along with his newer series of studio furniture, do not fit neatly into any painterly category. They are neither figurative, in the strict sense that they are ‘copies’ of what he has observed in the world, nor are they entirely abstract, in that the imagery has been broken down into a series of painterly gestures divorced from the actual visible world. Born out of the reality of observation they are a tentative exploration of the one dimensional space of the canvas, which seems to undergo some sort of transformation so that the paintings open out into a metaphysical space that is experienced as beyond that of the physical picture plane.’
-Sue Hubbard


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