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Inscribed 'H.C.VII', an hors commerce impression aside from the edition of 200, on wove paper, with full margins, sheet 359 x 464mm (12 x 18 ¼ in) (framed)

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Known for his evocative abstract landscapes and still lifes, Nicolas de Stael developed a bold style that earned him international acclaim. He had a rare ability to convey a sense of his subject without resorting to literal representation, achieved largely through the adept use of color and liberal application of paint; his works are often thick with impasto. De Stael’s compressed layered compositions and emphasis on rectangular forms are evidence of his engagement with Cubism; Georges Braque was his friend and neighbor in Paris during the 1940s.

High auction record
€20.0m, Christie's, 2019
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2020
The Art of Hope: New School of ParisVILLEPIN
2019
Abstract or notOlivier Malingue
2018
Art InformelOmer Tiroche Gallery
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Méditerranée, 1952

Pochoir in colours
14 1/10 × 18 3/10 in
35.9 × 46.4 cm
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Inscribed 'H.C.VII', an hors commerce impression aside from the edition of 200, on wove …

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Known for his evocative abstract landscapes and still lifes, Nicolas de Stael developed a bold style that earned him international acclaim. He had a rare ability to convey a sense of his subject without resorting to literal representation, achieved largely through the adept use of color and liberal application of paint; his works are often thick with impasto. De Stael’s compressed layered compositions and emphasis on rectangular forms are evidence of his engagement with Cubism; Georges Braque was his friend and neighbor in Paris during the 1940s.

High auction record
€20.0m, Christie's, 2019
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
Other works by Nicolas de Staël
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