Françoise Gilot (born 1921) Composition with Antagonistic Forces 10 3/4 x 14 in (27.3 x 35.6 cm) (Painted in 1945)

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Lot 13
Françoise Gilot
(born 1921)
Composition with Antagonistic Forces 10 3/4 x 14 in (27.3 x 35.6 cm)

Sold for US$ 25,000 inc. premium

Impressionist & Modern Art

17 May 2017, 17:00 EDT

New York

Françoise Gilot (born 1921)
Composition with Antagonistic Forces
signed and dated 'F. Gilot. 1945' (lower left)
oil on canvas
10 3/4 x 14 in (27.3 x 35.6 cm)
Painted in 1945

Footnotes

  • Exhibited
    Los Angeles, Loyola Marymount University, Françoise Gilot: A Retrospective 1943-1978, 28 October-14 December 1979, no. 6.

    Françoise Gilot has confirmed the authenticity of this work. It is recorded in her archives as no. 133.

    Composition with Antagonistic Forces is among Françoise Gilot's earliest non-representational works. The subdued palette and use of what the artist terms 'elliptic and parabolic surfaces and volumes' appear with increasing frequency in the period after the Liberation of Paris (F. Gilot in Françoise Gilot, Monograph 1940-2000, Lausanne, 2000, p. 71). Identifiable objects, color and the traditional depiction of space are replaced with abstract shapes arranged frontally and at close quarters. As Susan Barnes Robinson notes, 'the structure of this small painting with its rhythms of large, flat, simplified forms already contains the seeds of [Gilot's] later canvases.' (S. Barnes Robinson, Françoise Gilot: A Retrospective 1943-1978, Los Angeles, 1979, under no. 6).
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Françoise Gilot (born 1921) Composition with Antagonistic Forces 10 3/4 x 14 in (27.3 x 35.6 cm) (Painted in 1945)
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