International Art Auction

June 20, 2016

LOT 59

Lot 59

Georges Mathieu (1921-2012)

Georges Mathieu (1921-2012)
Lot 59 Details
Georges Mathieu (1921-2012), French

PRITZ, 1969

Watercolour and ink with red felt collage on heavy Arches France watermarked paper; signed and dated 69 in black ink lower right, titled in black ink verso.

Accompanied by François Mathey’s, “Georges Mathieu”, Hachette, Paris/ Fabbri, Milan, 1969, hardcover book in red slipcase
Sheet 21.75" x 30" — 55.2 x 76.2 cm.

Estimate $8,000-$10,000

Realised: $7,200
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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Georges Mathieu (1921-2012)
  • Georges Mathieu (1921-2012)
  • Georges Mathieu (1921-2012)
  • Georges Mathieu (1921-2012)

Dominion Gallery Montreal, QC, Inventory No. H4838;
Collection, Canada


The accompanying book details Mathieu’s artistic career as a leading Abstract Expressionist artist from 1944-1968. Early in his career, Mathieu considered himself a historical painter, working with abstract subject matter in a frenzied, animated quick sketch manner that is reminiscent of Salvador Dali’s Surrealist style. His mannerisms aligned his work with the American Lyrical Abstraction movement and he gained international recognition for his large scale energetic canvases as early as the 1950s.


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LOT 59

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