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Robert Combas

Verdâtre chapeauté avec apparition de près. Sur le chapeau en question, lunettes et fleurs, 1987

Acrylic on canvas
39 3/10 × 15 7/10 in
99.8 × 39.9 cm
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39.3 x 15.7 in
This work is registered in the Robert Combas archive under the number n°7900

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39.3 x 15.7 in
This work is registered in the Robert Combas archive under the number n°7900

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Signed and dated on the right edge
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
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39.3 x 15.7 in
This work is registered in the Robert Combas archive under the number n°7900

Buyer …

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39.3 x 15.7 in
This work is registered in the Robert Combas archive under the number n°7900

Buyer responsible for Buyer’s Premium and any applicable taxes, including VAT.

Signature
Signed and dated on the right edge
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

Verdâtre chapeauté avec apparition de près. Sur le chapeau en question, lunettes et fleurs, 1987

Acrylic on canvas
39 3/10 × 15 7/10 in
99.8 × 39.9 cm
Bidding closed
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