Tal R, ‘Day 4’, 2006, Phillips

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Signature: titled, dated and signed '"Day 4" 4.08.06 Tal R' upper left and lower edge; further titled, dated and signed '"Day 4" Tal R 06' on the reverse

Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin
Private Collection
Phillips, New York, 19 September 2013, lot 69
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

About Tal R

Tal R uses the word kolbojnik, meaning leftovers in Hebrew, to describe his practice of culling imagery, both figurative and abstract, from a wide range of high and low culture. Like work by Donald Baechler, Maira Kalman, and Jean-Michel Basquiat, Tal R’s paintings, with their bold brushstrokes, colorful patterns, and exuberantly painted imagery, give the false impression of childlike simplicity, belying a subtle complexity that revolves around his attempts to reconcile pictorial traditions with expressionism. Interested in creation myths and darker themes, Tal R's work is consistent in its display of joy and playfulness.

Israeli, b. 1967, Tel Aviv, Israel, based in Copenhagen, Denmark