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Robert Combas

Personnage de maintenant Redpeaunongle et regard en cul de trompe, 1986

Oil on canvas
20 1/2 × 29 1/2 in
52 × 75 cm
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Provenance
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Koller Auctions

The work is registred in the archives of the Studio Robert Combas under the number: 289.

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The work is registred in the archives of the Studio Robert Combas under the number: 289.

Property subject to VAT. For further information regarding lot specific stipulations on the "Applicability of VAT", refer to Section 2.4 of Koller’s Conditions of sale.

Signature
Signed and dated lower right: Combas 1986, also signed and dated on the reverse: Combas 86.
Robert Combas
French, b. 1957
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Painter Robert Combas was a pioneer of the figuration libre movement in France (more or less the equivalent of Neo-Expressionism in the United States). Inspired by the punk movement, graffiti art, and comics, it was a reaction against the heavily conceptual, academic, and studio driven practices of the 1970s. Extolling spontaneity and unfettered expression as virtues, Combas fills his paintings with recognizable cartoon characters, rock-n-roll imagery, cyborgs, body parts come to life, calligraphy, and sexuality, among many other elements. The paintings came from the artist’s direct visual engagement with the world, rather than an internal process of epistemic revelation. Combas hoped viewers would access his paintings without recourse to arcane theoretical knowledge or a thorough grounding in art history.

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About the work
Provenance
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Koller Auctions

The work is registred in the archives of the Studio Robert Combas under the number: 289.

Property …

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The work is registred in the archives of the Studio Robert Combas under the number: 289.

Property subject to VAT. For further information regarding lot specific stipulations on the "Applicability of VAT", refer to Section 2.4 of Koller’s Conditions of sale.

Signature
Signed and dated lower right: Combas 1986, also signed and dated on the reverse: Combas 86.
Robert Combas
French, b. 1957
Follow

Painter Robert Combas was a pioneer of the figuration libre movement in France (more or less the equivalent of Neo-Expressionism in the United States). Inspired by the punk movement, graffiti art, and comics, it was a reaction against the heavily conceptual, academic, and studio driven practices of the 1970s. Extolling spontaneity and unfettered expression as virtues, Combas fills his paintings with recognizable cartoon characters, rock-n-roll imagery, cyborgs, body parts come to life, calligraphy, and sexuality, among many other elements. The paintings came from the artist’s direct visual engagement with the world, rather than an internal process of epistemic revelation. Combas hoped viewers would access his paintings without recourse to arcane theoretical knowledge or a thorough grounding in art history.

Robert Combas

Personnage de maintenant Redpeaunongle et regard en cul de trompe, 1986

Oil on canvas
20 1/2 × 29 1/2 in
52 × 75 cm
Bidding closed
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