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Luc Tuymans (b. 1958)
Property from a Private New York Collection
Luc Tuymans (b. 1958)


Luc Tuymans (b. 1958)
signed and dated 'Luc Tuymans 2009' (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
67 3/4 x 74 3/8 in. (172 x 188.9 cm.)
Painted in 2009. This work will be included in the forthcoming Luc Tuymans Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings and Exhibitions 1978-2015, edited by Dr. Eva Meyer-Hermann.
David Zwirner, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner
O. Ward and L. Tuymans, "New Work: Luc Tuymans," Art World, April-May 2009, p. 59 (illustrated).
P. Sigg, T. Simoens, L. Tuymans, and G. Vermeiren, Luc Tuymans: Is It Safe? Works 2004-2009, London, 2010, p. 104 (illustrated).
Brussels, Wiels Centre d'Art Contemporain; Moscow, BAIBAKOV art projects - The Third Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art and Moderna Museet Malmo, Luc Tuymans: Against the Day, April 2009-April 2010, respectively pp. 16 and 54, pp. 69 and 74 (illustrated).

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“I wanted to make my paintings look old from the start, which is important because they are about memory.” (L. Tuymans, quoted in R. Storr, 'A Worst Case Scenario,' Luc Tuymans: Mwana Kotoko, Beautiful White Man, exh. cat., from 2001 Venice Biennale, Ghent, 2001, p. 21)

“I would say that if you look carefully at my paintings there is also pleasure, which may not be apparent but is there in the making of the painting.” (L. Tuymans, quoted in J. Vicente Aliaga, 'Interview,' Luc Tuymans, London, 2007, p. 28)

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