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Henri Michaux

Sans titre, ca.1955

Watercolour and ink on paper
19 9/10 × 12 4/5 in
50.5 × 32.4 cm
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Phillips

A Tale of Two Cities: Property from the Estate of Howard Karshan

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A Tale of Two Cities: Property from the Estate of Howard Karshan

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This work will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné being prepared by Micheline …

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Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
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Signed with the artist's initials 'HM' lower right
Henri Michaux
Belgian-French, 1899–1984
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A lyric poet, painter, and draughtsman, Henri Michaux produced small-scale works in India ink, watercolor, oil, and acrylic. Influenced by the paintings of Paul Klee, Max Ernst, and Giorgio de Chirico, as well as by his experiences taking hallucinogenic drugs such as mescaline, Michaux worked in a Surrealist style with figurative elements that verged on abstraction. In Untitled (1959), small figurative black forms are scattered across a sheet of paper; each form is simultaneously distinct and seemingly absorbed into the field of other marks, pointing to the artist’s preoccupation with notions of eternity and the absurdity of the human condition. Michaux based his “Alphabet” series in ink on his personal ideograms. He also contributed to several avant-garde journals and wrote travelogues and art criticism, as well as poetry.

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A Tale of Two Cities: Property from the Estate of Howard Karshan

Property Subject to VAT Section 4, …

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A Tale of Two Cities: Property from the Estate of Howard Karshan

Property Subject to VAT Section 4, 5% (see Conditions of Sale for further information)
Guaranteed Property (see Conditions of Sale for further information)

This work will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné being prepared by Micheline …

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Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Signature
Signed with the artist's initials 'HM' lower right
Henri Michaux
Belgian-French, 1899–1984
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A lyric poet, painter, and draughtsman, Henri Michaux produced small-scale works in India ink, watercolor, oil, and acrylic. Influenced by the paintings of Paul Klee, Max Ernst, and Giorgio de Chirico, as well as by his experiences taking hallucinogenic drugs such as mescaline, Michaux worked in a Surrealist style with figurative elements that verged on abstraction. In Untitled (1959), small figurative black forms are scattered across a sheet of paper; each form is simultaneously distinct and seemingly absorbed into the field of other marks, pointing to the artist’s preoccupation with notions of eternity and the absurdity of the human condition. Michaux based his “Alphabet” series in ink on his personal ideograms. He also contributed to several avant-garde journals and wrote travelogues and art criticism, as well as poetry.

Henri Michaux

Sans titre, ca.1955

Watercolour and ink on paper
19 9/10 × 12 4/5 in
50.5 × 32.4 cm
Bidding closed
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