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Robert Combas

Sur le plateau, la blondasse à lance triangle pointe, circa 2007

Acrylic on canvas
74 × 54 3/10 in
188 × 138 cm
This is a unique work.
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M
Millon

This work is listed in the archives of the Robert Combas studio under the number 6416

This work is listed in the archives of the Robert Combas studio under the number 6416

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Lower center
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Courtesy of Millon
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
M
Millon

This work is listed in the archives of the Robert Combas studio under the number 6416

This work is listed in the archives of the Robert Combas studio under the number 6416

Signature
Lower center
Image rights
Courtesy of Millon
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.

Robert Combas

Sur le plateau, la blondasse à lance triangle pointe, circa 2007

Acrylic on canvas
74 × 54 3/10 in
188 × 138 cm
This is a unique work.
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