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Alan Davie
Improvisations on a Chagall Theme no. 1 - Alan Davie, painting, modern, british

December 1966

$129,408.26

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Alan Davie (1920-2014) Improvisations on a Chagall Theme no. 1 December 1966 oil on canvas 213 x 172.5 cm signed, dated and titled (on the verso) Price: £95,000 GBP Provenance: Morone Gallery, Milan Private collection, Paris (acquired from the above in 2004) Exhibited: Milan, Morone Gallery, Alan Davie “Il Risveglio della Conoscenza Intuitiva”, 2001 (incorrectly dated 1996) Literature: D. Hall & M. Tucker, Alan Davie, London, 1992, p. 178, no. 579 Notes: Alan Davie is regarded as one of Scotland's most important artists of the twentieth century due to his experimentation with different cultural imageries and for recognising the significance of American Abstract Expressionism. The 1960s proved to be a fruitful time for Alan Davie. His success enabled him to give up teaching and acquire a house in Cornwall. This extra time and space allowed Davie to return to his 1950 works which were influenced by Zen Buddhist principles; basic symbols of which (ie. the circle) were used to represent objects such as targets and the sun. These quasi symbolic shapes were revisited in the 1960s and Davie began to look at works in which avatars were synonymous with the artist, namely Marc Chagall. The present work is mature example of Davie’s ability to interpret existing motifs and engage these with symbols of his own creation. Categories: Improvisations on a Chagall Theme no. 1, Alan Davie, Marc Chagall, Chagall, painting, modern, british, big, large, colorful, colors, colourful, colour, red, yellow, purple, blue, orange, modern art, painting, oil paint, triptych, canvas, modern british, original, abstract, scottish, design, art, artwork

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  • Artist
    Alan Davie (1920, British)
  • Creation Year
    December 1966
  • Dimensions
    Height: 83.86 in. (213 cm)Width: 67.92 in. (172.5 cm)
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  • Gallery Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU141426642982

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