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Philippe Cognee
Philippe Cognee Carved Painting Expressionist Wood Relief Sculpture African Art

1986

$9,500

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Roughly hewn and painted, carved wooden sculpture. Hand signed and dated. Provenance Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, (accompanied with copy of original invoice dated 1986.) This was from his show Out of Africa. Expressionist paintings and carved reliefs at the Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago His first one-man exhibition in the United States, the show featured multidimensional and multi-media work with influences from Africa and nature. Philippe Cognée is a recognized and celebrated French artist born in 1957 in Nantes, France where he still lives and works. He graduated as a Diplôme National Supérieur d’Arts Plastiques, École des Beaux-Arts de Nantes, France and won the prize of Rome in 1991. He teaches at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts School in Paris. This work is in the Neo Expressionist style made popular in the 1980's by Sandro Chia, Francesco Clemente, Enzo Cucchi, Nicola De Maria and Mimmo Paladino the Transavanguardia Philippe Cognee grew up in Benin, Africa, where his father taught returning to France in 1974. He appeared on the art scene at the beginning of the eighties with his Art Brut carvings. He is inspired by the photograph particularly polaroid photo images that he then paints with encaustic painting made with beeswax, encaustic and pigments. He then uses a plastic film to cover the canvas, and an iron to melt the wax that by spreading on the support (canvas or wood) and creates a blurring effect that is the stylistic signature of the artist. He is represented by the prestigious Daniel Templon Gallery, they exhibited Andy Warhol, Arman, Roy Lichtenstein, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring, Jim Dine, Francesco Clemente, Julian Schnabel and Kehinde Wiley. Cognee won the Villa Médicis prize, the Prix de Rome and was nominated for the Prix Marcel Duchamp. He was awarded Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur. Select Collections: Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris Musée Ludwig, Aix la Chapelle, Germany Assemblée Nationale, Paris Collection Nordstern Assurance, TransArt, Cologne Foreign Affairs Office, Embassy of Hanoi Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art, Paris CAPC Musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux, France Centre national des arts plastiques, Paris, France Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nantes, France Assemblée Nationale, Paris, France Collection SACEM, Neuilly-sur Seine, France Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, France Fondation d’art contemporain Daniel et Florence Guerlain, Les Mesnuls, France Fondation pour l’art contemporain Claudine et Jean-Marc Salomon, Alex, France Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Strasbourg, France Musée des Beaux-Arts d’Amiens, France Musée National d’art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France Musée de Grenoble, Grenoble, France Axa Art, Belgium Banque des règlements Internationaux, Basel, Switzerland Nestlé Fondation pour l’Art, Lausanne, Switzerland Banque Centrale Européenne, Frankfurt, Germany Collection Nordstern assurance, TransArt, Köln, Germany Musée Ludwig, Aix-la-Chapelle, Germany Fundacao Berardo, Lisboa, Portugal Collection Haaken A. Christensen, Oslo, Norway Ministère des affaires étrangères, dépôt à l’ambassade d’Hanoi, Vietnam Microsoft Art Collection, Seattle, USAs, Amiens Musée des Beaux-Arts, Nantes Nestle Foundation for Art, Lausanne, Switzerland Institut Bernard Magrez, Bordeaux, France Select Exhibitions: Musée Bourdelle, Paris, France Philippe Cognée, Chapelle de la Visitation – Espace d’art contemporain, Thonon les Bains, France Paysages révélés, Centre d’arts et de nature, Domaine de Chaumont sur Loire, France Carne dei fiori, Galerie Templon, Paris, France Philippe Cognée, Johyun Gallery, Busan, Korea Philippe Cognée, Espace Jacques Villeglé, Saint Gratien, France Philippe Cognée, Baker McKenzie, Paris, France La Matière remuée, Espace Paul Rebeyrolle, Eymoutiers, France Philippe Cognée : Territoires, Galerie Daniel Templon, Bruxelles, Belgium Sous les feux de la lune, Galerie Alice Pauli, Lausanne, Switzerland œuvres récentes - crânes, autoportraits, dessins érotiques, Galerie Domi Nostrae, Lyon, France Gallery Litvak, Tel-Aviv, Israel Écho, Château de Versailles, France Galerie Alice Pauli, Lausanne, Switzerland Institut Français de Berlin, Berlin, Germany Visiotime 1, Philippe Cognée, Philippe Hurteau, Galerie Jean Boucher, Cesson-Sévigné, France L’intime et L’anonyme, Winston Wächter Fine Arts, Seattle, USA Galerie Riverin Arlogos, Montréal, Canada Musée des Beaux-Arts, Nantes, France Galerie Laage-Salomon, Paris, France Galerie Heike Curtze, Düsseldorf, Germany Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago, USA Galerie Christian Laune, Montpellier, France

Details

  • Artist
    Philippe Cognee (1957, French)
  • Creation Year
    1986
  • Dimensions
    Height: 63 in. (160 cm)Width: 47.25 in. (120 cm)Depth: 3.94 in. (10 cm)
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  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    good. minor wear, please see photos.
  • Gallery Location
    Bal Harbour, FL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU3826436062

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