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Stef Driesen (B. 1966)

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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This Lot is transferred to an offsite warehouse ‘Cadogan Tate’ at the close of business on the day of the sale. We will give you 2 weeks free storage from the date of the sale and after that point charges apply. All other lots will be held at Christie''s South Kensington until 5pm the fifth Friday after the sale. It will then be transferred to Cadogan Tate.
Stef Driesen (B. 1966)

Untitled

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Stef Driesen (B. 1966) Untitled signed and dated twice 'STEF DRIESEN 2006' (on the reverse) oil on canvas 78 ¾ x 79in. (200.2 x 200.5cm.) Painted in 2006
Provenance
Alison Jacques Gallery, London.
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2006.
Exhibited
London, Alison Jacques Gallery, Stef Driesen, 2006.
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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.
VAT rate of 20% is payable on hammer price and buyer's premium
This Lot is transferred to an offsite warehouse ‘Cadogan Tate’ at the close of business on the day of the sale. We will give you 2 weeks free storage from the date of the sale and after that point charges apply. All other lots will be held at Christie''s South Kensington until 5pm the fifth Friday after the sale. It will then be transferred to Cadogan Tate.

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Lot Essay

Painted in 2006, Untitled is an exquisite example of Stef Driesen’s lyrical painterly practice. Born in Belgium in 1966, Driesen draws inspiration from the work of the Northern European Old Masters, employed muted earthy palettes to explore the relationship between man and nature. Each of his works conceals a human form within an abstracted landscape, fusing together romantic notions of the sublime with meditations on mortal carnality. Watery grounds, delicate brushwork, and intensified tones create a dream-like terrain, blurring the boundaries between geological and psychological space. Simultaneously fragile and heroic, Driesen’s paintings convey the ephemeral nature of the human condition.

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