John De Andrea, ‘Sitting Woman’, 1972, Phillips

Property from an Important Private European Collection

Paris, C.N.A.C., Hyperréalistes Américains - Realistes Européans, 1972
Dusseldorf, Galerie des 4 Mouvements, 3 Internationale Markt für Aktuelle Kunst, 1973
Paris, Galerie des 4 Mouvements, Mouvements Grand Maîtres Hyperréalistes Américains, cat. no. 12, p. 133
Rotterdam, Museum Boymans-Van Beuningen, Kijen naar de Werkelijkheid, 1 June - 18 August 1974, p. 17 (illustrated)
Hannover Kunstverein, Kunst nach Wirklichkeit, 1974, pp. 19-20 (illustrated)

Galerie des 4 Mouvements, Paris
Vanthournout Collection, Belgium
Sotheby's, New York, 15 November 2006, lot 107
Private Collection
Sotheby's, New York, 11 May 2011, lot 283
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

About John De Andrea

John de Andrea is known for his life-size sculptural portraits of the human figure, primarily female nudes in naturalistic poses. Casting his sculptures in polyester resin, polyvinyl, fiberglass, or polychrome bronze, and sometimes using friends as models, de Andrea devotes meticulous attention to detail, aiming to capture the uniqueness of each individual. His hyperreal figures are sometimes presented in groups, or as couples in the act of lovemaking, and often incorporate natural hair. His work bears close comparison to that of Duane Hanson and George Segal.

American, b. 1941, Denver, Colorado