Óscar Domínguez

Spanish, 1906–1957

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Óscar Domínguez

Spanish, 1906–1957

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€50,000
Les Cocottes en papier, 1906-1957
Sold on Jun 3, 2019
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Painting
oil on canvas
46.1 x 61.3 cm
Realized Price
€50,000
Auction Sale
Jun 3, 2019
Christie's
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Óscar Domínguez (1906-1957) Les Cocottes en papier signé et daté 'O. DOMINGUEZ 43' (en bas à droite) huile sur toile 46.1 x 61.3 cm. Peint en 1943. signed and dated 'O. DOMINGUEZ 43' (lower right) oil on canvas 18 1/8 x 24 1/8 in. Painted in 1943.
Les Cocottes en papier, 1906-1957
oil on canvas
Jun 3, 2019
Christie's
€50,000
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46.1 x 61.3 cm
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Jun 3, 2019
Christie's
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€50,000
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Óscar Domínguez (1906-1957) Les Cocottes en papier signé et daté 'O. DOMINGUEZ 43' (en bas à droite) huile sur toile 46.1 x 61.3 cm. Peint en 1943. signed and dated 'O. DOMINGUEZ 43' (lower right) oil on canvas 18 1/8 x 24 1/8 in. Painted in 1943.
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Taureau, 1906-1958
Sold on May 14, 2019
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oil on canvas
73 x 50 cm
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Auction Sale
May 14, 2019
Christie's
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Oscar Domínguez (1906-1958) Taureau signed and dated 'Dominguez 1951' (lower right) oil on canvas 28 ¾ x 19 ¾ in. (73 x 50 cm.) Painted in 1951
Taureau, 1906-1958
oil on canvas
May 14, 2019
Christie's
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73 x 50 cm
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May 14, 2019
Christie's
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Oscar Domínguez (1906-1958) Taureau signed and dated 'Dominguez 1951' (lower right) oil on canvas 28 ¾ x 19 ¾ in. (73 x 50 cm.) Painted in 1951
£68,750
La mante religieuse, 1906-1957
Sold on Feb 28, 2019
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oil on canvas
38.3 x 46 cm
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£68,750
Auction Sale
Feb 28, 2019
Christie's
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Óscar Domínguez (1906-1957) _La mante religieuse_ signed and dated ‘O. DOMÍNGUEZ 1938.’ (upper right) oil on canvas 15 1/8 x 18 1/8 in. (38.3 x 46 cm.) Painted in 1938
La mante religieuse, 1906-1957
oil on canvas
Feb 28, 2019
Christie's
£68,750
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38.3 x 46 cm
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Feb 28, 2019
Christie's
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£68,750
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Óscar Domínguez (1906-1957) _La mante religieuse_ signed and dated ‘O. DOMÍNGUEZ 1938.’ (upper right) oil on canvas 15 1/8 x 18 1/8 in. (38.3 x 46 cm.) Painted in 1938
£1,811,250
Violette Nozières or Elle rêve, 1906-1958
Sold on Feb 27, 2019
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Painting
oil on canvas
81.5 x 100.3 cm
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£1,811,250
Auction Sale
Feb 27, 2019
Christie's
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Óscar Domínguez (1906-1958) _Violette Nozières _or_ Elle rêve_ oil on canvas 32 1/8 x 39 1/2 in. (81.5 x 100.3 cm.) Painted in 1934
Violette Nozières or Elle rêve, 1906-1958
oil on canvas
Feb 27, 2019
Christie's
£1,811,250
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81.5 x 100.3 cm
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Feb 27, 2019
Christie's
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£1,811,250
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Óscar Domínguez (1906-1958) _Violette Nozières _or_ Elle rêve_ oil on canvas 32 1/8 x 39 1/2 in. (81.5 x 100.3 cm.) Painted in 1934
£175,000
Erotica, 1906-1958
Sold on Feb 28, 2018
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oil on canvas
130.5 x 155.5 cm
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£175,000
Auction Sale
Feb 28, 2018
Christie's
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Óscar Domínguez (1906-1958) Erotica signed and dated 'Domínguez 54' (lower left); inscribed 'EROTICA' (on the reverse) oil on canvas 51 1/4 x 61 1/8 in. (130.5 x 155.5 cm.) Painted in 1954
Erotica, 1906-1958
oil on canvas
Feb 28, 2018
Christie's
£175,000
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130.5 x 155.5 cm
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Feb 28, 2018
Christie's
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£175,000
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Óscar Domínguez (1906-1958) Erotica signed and dated 'Domínguez 54' (lower left); inscribed 'EROTICA' (on the reverse) oil on canvas 51 1/4 x 61 1/8 in. (130.5 x 155.5 cm.) Painted in 1954
£248,750
La vague, 1906-1957
Sold on Feb 27, 2018
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oil on canvas
55 x 46.2 cm
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£248,750
Auction Sale
Feb 27, 2018
Christie's
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Oscar Domínguez (1906-1957) _La vague _ signed and dated 'OSCAR DOMÍNGUEZ 1938' (lower right); signed, numbered and inscribed 'DOMÍNGUEZ VAGUE 5' (on the reverse) oil on canvas 21 5/8 x 18 1/4 in. (55 x 46.2 cm.) Painted in 1938
La vague, 1906-1957
oil on canvas
Feb 27, 2018
Christie's
£248,750
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55 x 46.2 cm
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Feb 27, 2018
Christie's
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£248,750
Description
Oscar Domínguez (1906-1957) _La vague _ signed and dated 'OSCAR DOMÍNGUEZ 1938' (lower right); signed, numbered and inscribed 'DOMÍNGUEZ VAGUE 5' (on the reverse) oil on canvas 21 5/8 x 18 1/4 in. (55 x 46.2 cm.) Painted in 1938
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La puerta del toril, 1950
Sold on Mar 22, 2017
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color lithograph on Arches vellum
38.0 x 56.0 cm
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Price not available
Auction Sale
Mar 22, 2017
Cornette de Saint Cyr
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La puerta del toril, 1950
color lithograph on Arches vellum
Mar 22, 2017
Cornette de Saint Cyr
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38.0 x 56.0 cm
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Mar 22, 2017
Cornette de Saint Cyr
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£100,000
Sold on Mar 1, 2017
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oil on panel
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£100,000
Auction Sale
Mar 1, 2017
Sotheby's
Description
A scene of strange otherworldly forms and mesmerising waves of colour, Paisaje cósmico is a vivid example of Domínguez's cosmic landscapes – visionary worlds in which tangible points of reference are lost to view. Such visions were a recurring theme of Surrealist painting but in Domínguez's work of the late 1930s they took on a new significance as a crucial part of his contribution to the development of visual automatism.    Fellow surrealist painter Marcel Jean described how Domínguez used to invite friends to his studio on the Boulevard du Montparnasse and then continued to paint whilst engaging in conversation with them, allowing the colours to flow from his brush without the conscious effort of mixing them on the palette. Jean described the accidental nature of this development: 'at heart because it was less tiring for him to stop raising his brush, Domínguez one day achieved, almost on the level of a reflex, new subconscious images. Taking to its furthest extreme the idea of 'pintura deslizante' and of the form mechanically created through the play of the brush through the colour, he succeeded in revealing an aspect of the psyche uncontrolled by the conscious mind. Without really aspiring to reach a state of inspiration, he could separate to some extent his conscious actions from his creative faculty; it was as though the two states co-existed without interference' (M. Jean quoted in Oscar Domínguez (exhibition catalogue), Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas, 1996, pp. 23-24, translated from Spanish). The cosmic element of these works was alluded to by André Breton as early as 1939 in his seminal text 'Des tendances les plus récentes de la peinture surréaliste'. Breton described Domínguez as the painter who could, 'with a movement of the arm as unstudied and quick as that of a window cleaner or the worker who, with the house finished, signs his name in blanc d'Espagne, use his brush to add diverse colours, stroke by stroke, and succeed in defining new spaces – barely marked or hinted at – that transport us into those realms of pure fascination that have remained unvisited since, as children, we contemplated colour images of meteors in books' (A. Breton quoted in La Part du jeu et du rêve. Oscar Domínguez et le surréalisme 1906-1957 (exhibition catalogue), Musée Cantini, Marseille, 2005, p. 199, translated from French). The first owner of this painting was the artist and writer Leonora Carrington, who met Max Ernst in 1936 at the International Surrealist Exhibition in London. She returned to Paris with him and quickly became a part of Surrealist circles where she would have met Domínguez. She relocated to Mexico following a nervous breakdown and there became part of a new nexus of Surrealist artists, continuing to work to quiet acclaim until her death in 2011. She acquired Paisaje Cósmico directly from Domínguez and it remained in her collection until circa 2000.
oil on panel
Mar 1, 2017
Sotheby's
£100,000
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Mar 1, 2017
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£100,000
Description
A scene of strange otherworldly forms and mesmerising waves of colour, Paisaje cósmico is a vivid example of Domínguez's cosmic landscapes – visionary worlds in which tangible points of reference are lost to view. Such visions were a recurring theme of Surrealist painting but in Domínguez's work of the late 1930s they took on a new significance as a crucial part of his contribution to the development of visual automatism.    Fellow surrealist painter Marcel Jean described how Domínguez used to invite friends to his studio on the Boulevard du Montparnasse and then continued to paint whilst engaging in conversation with them, allowing the colours to flow from his brush without the conscious effort of mixing them on the palette. Jean described the accidental nature of this development: 'at heart because it was less tiring for him to stop raising his brush, Domínguez one day achieved, almost on the level of a reflex, new subconscious images. Taking to its furthest extreme the idea of 'pintura deslizante' and of the form mechanically created through the play of the brush through the colour, he succeeded in revealing an aspect of the psyche uncontrolled by the conscious mind. Without really aspiring to reach a state of inspiration, he could separate to some extent his conscious actions from his creative faculty; it was as though the two states co-existed without interference' (M. Jean quoted in Oscar Domínguez (exhibition catalogue), Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas, 1996, pp. 23-24, translated from Spanish). The cosmic element of these works was alluded to by André Breton as early as 1939 in his seminal text 'Des tendances les plus récentes de la peinture surréaliste'. Breton described Domínguez as the painter who could, 'with a movement of the arm as unstudied and quick as that of a window cleaner or the worker who, with the house finished, signs his name in blanc d'Espagne, use his brush to add diverse colours, stroke by stroke, and succeed in defining new spaces – barely marked or hinted at – that transport us into those realms of pure fascination that have remained unvisited since, as children, we contemplated colour images of meteors in books' (A. Breton quoted in La Part du jeu et du rêve. Oscar Domínguez et le surréalisme 1906-1957 (exhibition catalogue), Musée Cantini, Marseille, 2005, p. 199, translated from French). The first owner of this painting was the artist and writer Leonora Carrington, who met Max Ernst in 1936 at the International Surrealist Exhibition in London. She returned to Paris with him and quickly became a part of Surrealist circles where she would have met Domínguez. She relocated to Mexico following a nervous breakdown and there became part of a new nexus of Surrealist artists, continuing to work to quiet acclaim until her death in 2011. She acquired Paisaje Cósmico directly from Domínguez and it remained in her collection until circa 2000.
£461,000
Femmes aux boîtes de sardines (Deux couples), 1906-1958
Sold on Feb 28, 2017
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Painting
oil on canvas
81 x 54 cm
Realized Price
£461,000
Auction Sale
Feb 28, 2017
Christie's
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Óscar Domínguez (1906-1958) _Femmes aux boîtes de sardines (Deux couples) _ signed and dated 'OSCAR DOMINGUEZ 1937' (lower right) oil on canvas 31 7/8 x 21 1/4 in. (81 x 54 cm.) Painted in 1937
Femmes aux boîtes de sardines (Deux couples), 1906-1958
oil on canvas
Feb 28, 2017
Christie's
£461,000
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81 x 54 cm
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Feb 28, 2017
Christie's
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£461,000
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Óscar Domínguez (1906-1958) _Femmes aux boîtes de sardines (Deux couples) _ signed and dated 'OSCAR DOMINGUEZ 1937' (lower right) oil on canvas 31 7/8 x 21 1/4 in. (81 x 54 cm.) Painted in 1937
£149,000
Paysage cosmique, 1906-1958
Sold on Feb 28, 2017
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oil on canvas
64 x 80 cm
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£149,000
Auction Sale
Feb 28, 2017
Christie's
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Óscar Domínguez (1906-1958) _Paysage cosmique_ signed and dated 'O. DOMINGUEZ 1939' (lower right) oil on canvas 25 1/4 x 31 1/2 in. (64 x 80 cm.) Painted in 1939
Paysage cosmique, 1906-1958
oil on canvas
Feb 28, 2017
Christie's
£149,000
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64 x 80 cm
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Feb 28, 2017
Christie's
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£149,000
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Óscar Domínguez (1906-1958) _Paysage cosmique_ signed and dated 'O. DOMINGUEZ 1939' (lower right) oil on canvas 25 1/4 x 31 1/2 in. (64 x 80 cm.) Painted in 1939
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