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Manolo Valdés - “In Spain, we say that when a person has a vivid imagination or is particularly jolly, he has a head full of butterflies" #manolovaldés
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Manolo Valdés

LADY WITH ORANGE HAT
2009
OIL ON BURLAP
239,5 X 200,5 CM.
#manolovaldes

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Manolo Valdés - “In Spain, we say that when a person has a vivid imagination or is particularly jolly, he has a head full of butterflies" #manolovaldés
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Manolo Valdés

CLAUDETTE SENTADA

signed on the reverse
oil on burlap
200.7 by 149.9 cm.
Executed in 2009.
#manolovaldes

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Manolo Valdés - “In Spain, we say that when a person has a vivid imagination or is particularly jolly, he has a head full of butterflies" #manolovaldés
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Manolo Valdés

VIVIANNE CON TRAJE AZUL

signed, titled and dated 2011 on the reverse
oil and burlap collage on burlap
195.3 by 154.6 cm.
#manolovaldes

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Lee Krasner - "I am never free of the past. I have made it crystal clear that I believe the past is part of the present which becomes part of the future." #leekrasner
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Lee Krasner
FUTURE INDICATIVE
1977
Charcoal on paper collage on canvas
127 by 127 cm.
#krasner

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Lee Krasner - "I need to be alone for certain periods of time or I violate my own rhythm." #leekrasner
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Lee Krasner
Bird Talk
1955
Oil, paper, photographs and canvas
147.3 x 142.2 cm.
#krasner

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Lee Krasner - "Painting... in which the inner and the outer man are inseparable, transcends technique, transcends subject and moves into the realm of the inevitable." #leekrasner
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Lee Krasner
Night Creatures
1965
Acrylic on paper
76.2 x 108 cm
#krasner

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Jean-Michel Basquiat - "The black person is the protagonist in most of my paintings. I realized that I didn't see many paintings with black people in them."
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Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988)
In Italian
1983
Acrylic and oil paintstick on canvas with wooden supports and five smaller canvases painted with ink marker

224.8 × 203.2 cm
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#jeanmichelbasquiat #basquiat

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Jean-Michel Basquiat - "I was a really lousy artist as a kid. Too abstract expressionist; or I'd draw a big ram's head, really messy. I'd never win painting contests. I remember losing to a guy who did a perfect Spiderman."
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Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988)
Beef Ribs Longhorn
1982

acrylic, oilstick, and paper collage on canvas mounted on tied wood supports

152.4 x 152.4 cm
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#jeanmichelbasquiat #basquiat

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Jean-Michel Basquiat - "The black person is the protagonist in most of my paintings. I realized that I didn't see many paintings with black people in them."
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Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988)
Cassius Clay
1982
Acrylic and oil stick on canvas
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#jeanmichelbasquiat #basquiat

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Monir Farmanfarmaian - "They’re the shapes I see when I close my eyes, right before I fall asleep. It’s like I’m dreaming them." #monirfarmanfarmaian
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Monir Farmanfarmaian

Octagon
2011
mirror and reverse glass painting on plaster and wood
112 × 112 × 11 cm.
#monirshahroudyfarmanfarmaian

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Monir Farmanfarmaian - "Around 1971, I went to a certain shrine [in Iran] and I became very awed with the way the mirror pieces were reflecting back images of the people there – the beggars, the holy men. It was so beautiful, so magnificent. I was crying like a baby."" #monirfarmanfarmaian
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Monir Farmanfarmaian

Muqarnas One
2012
Reverse painted glass, mirrored glass, and plastic
#monirshahroudyfarmanfarmaian

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Monir Farmanfarmaian - "None of the galleries wanted to talk to me. And after September 11 – my God. No way. Rather than being a woman, it was difficult just being Iranian." #monirfarmanfarmaian
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Monir Farmanfarmaian

TRIANGLE OF HOPE

signed and dated Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian 2007
reverse-glass painting, mirror, plaster and felt tip pen on wood in aluminium frame 
110 by 110cm
#monirshahroudyfarmanfarmaian

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Henri Matisse- "You study, you learn, but you guard the original naivete. It has to be within you, as desire for drink is within the drunkard or love is within the lover." #henrimatisse
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Henri Matisse
La Blouse roumaine
1940
oil on canvas
92 x 73 cm
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Henri Matisse- "It has bothered me all my life that I do not paint like everybody else." #henrimatisse
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Henri Matisse
Interior with Etruscan Vase
1940
oil on canvas
#matisse

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Henri Matisse- "What I dream of is an art of balance." #henrimatisse
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Henri Matisse
DANSEUSE DANS LE FAUTEUIL, SOL EN DAMIER
1942
signed H. Matisse (lower left)
oil on canvas
46 by 55cm.
#matisse

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Max Ernst - "Before he goes into the water, a diver cannot know what he will bring back."
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Max Ernst
Pietà ou La révolution la nuit
1923
Oil on canvas
116 x 89 cm
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#maxernst

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Max Ernst - "Creativity is that marvelous capacity to grasp mutually distinct realities and draw a spark from their juxtaposition."
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Max Ernst
Men Shall Know Nothing of This
1923
Oil on canvas
125 x 108 cm
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#maxernst

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Max Ernst - "When the artist finds himself he is lost. The fact that he has succeeded in never finding himself is regarded by Max Ernst as his only lasting achievement."
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Max Ernst
Zoomorphic Couple
1933
Oil on canvas
91.9 x 73.3 cm
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#maxernst

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Philip Guston - "Sometimes I scrape off a lot. You have on the floor, like cow dung in the field, this big glob of paint... and it's just a lot of inert matter, inert paint. Then I look back at the canvas, and it's not inert - it's active, moving and living. "
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Philip Guston
Painter's Head
1975
Oil on canvas
185 x 205 cm
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#philipguston

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Philip Guston - "We are image-makers and image-ridden... We work until we vanish. "
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Philip Guston
The Line
1978
Oil on canvas
180.3 x 186.1 cm
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#philipguston

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Philip Guston - "When I see people making 'abstract' painting, I think it's just a dialogue and a dialogue isn't enough. That is to say, there is you painting and this canvas. I think there has to be a third thing; it has to be a trialogue. "
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Philip Guston
The Studio
1969
Oil on canvas
121.9 x 106.7 cm
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#philipguston

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Francis Bacon - "Painting is a duality and abstract painting is an entirely aesthetic thing. It always remains on one level. It is only really interesting in the beauty of its patterns or its shapes."
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Francis Bacon
PORTRAIT OF ISABEL RAWSTHORNE STANDING IN A STREET IN SOHO
1967
Oil on canvas
198 x 147 cm
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#francisbacon

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Francis Bacon - "All painting is an accident. But it's also not an accident, because one must select what part of the accident one chooses to preserve."
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Francis Bacon
Seated Figure
1978
Oil and sand on canvas
198 × 147.5 cm
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#francisbacon

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Francis Bacon - "Painting is a duality and abstract painting is an entirely aesthetic thing. It always remains on one level. It is only really interesting in the beauty of its patterns or its shapes."
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Francis Bacon
Seated Figure 1977
Etching and aquatint, edition 57 of 90
52 5/8 x 38 5/8 inches
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#francisbacon

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Pablo picasso - "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up."
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Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
FEMME AU CHIGNON DANS UN FAUTEUIL
Signed Picasso (upper right); dated 1.11.48 on the reverse
Oil on canvas
92 by 73 cm
Painted in 1948.
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#pablopicasso #picasso

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Pablo picasso - "The chief enemy of creativity is good sense."
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Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
BUSTE D'HOMME LAURÉ
Dated 11.5.69 on the reverse
Oil on canvas
116 by 89 cm
Painted on May 11, 1969.
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#pablopicasso #picasso

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Pablo picasso - "Painting is just another way of keeping a diary."
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Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
BUSTE DE FEMME COUCHÉE
signed Picasso and dated 14.8.70. (upper right)
oil pastel and pencil on card
22.5 by 27.6cm.
Executed on 14th August 1970.
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#pablopicasso #picasso

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Germaine Richier - " I like tense, sinewy, dry things, olive trees dried up by the wind, brittle wood... I am more moved by a charred tree stump than by an apple tree in flower."
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Germaine Richier
Tauromachy
1953
Bronze
95.7 x 52.5 x 3 cm
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#germainerichier #richier

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Germaine Richier - " The human image has never been forgotten in the arts."
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Germaine Richier
Le Diabolo
1950
Bronze
167 x 74 x 93 cm
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#germainerichier #richier

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Germaine Richier - " I like tense, sinewy, dry things, olive trees dried up by the wind, brittle wood... I am more moved by a charred tree stump than by an apple tree in flower."
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Germaine Richier
La Mante, grande
1946
Bronze
158 × 56 × 78 cm
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#germainerichier #richier

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