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Galaxy 3

$3,850.00

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Description

Horia Damian was renowned for his exploration of very few themes in extraordinary depth.  Thomas Messer, the Director of the Guggenheim, wrote that Damian’s work is concerned with the intuition of an extra-terrestrial spatial order.  Messer’s description may be difficult to understand, but Damian’s work can be enjoyed precisely because it does not actually require understanding.  His work is about geometry, but a geometry that is not rigid.  He balances the orderliness of geography with a sensitive and painterly mode.  The beauty of his abstractions is their ability to suggest so much.

This work—Galaxy 3—is a drawing in pencil, not a print, plainly requiring extraordinary patience and detail in the making. His detailed, crisp drawing forming a sensuous image is a joy to view.

Beautifully framed in a vintage hand-made Robert Kulicke aluminum frame with forged, seamless corners, recently reframed with new matboard and 99% UV-filtering Plexiglass; the rear is protected by a panel of Coroplast. All conservation materials.

Additional information

Medium

Drawing on paper, Graphite, Pencil or Charcoal on Paper

Date

Signing, Dating, and Titling

Framing

Condition

Excellent Condition

Type

Drawing

Details

Medium:
Graphite and mixed media on wove paper.
Date:
1974
Signature:
Hand-signed and dated in pencil by the artist en recto lower left.
Framing:
Beautifully framed in a hand-made Robert Kulicke aluminum frame with forged, seamless corners, with new acid-free matboard and UV-protective plexiglass and the rear is protected by a panel of Coroplast.
Condition:
Excellent condition, without damage or flaw except for some surface dirt and stray pencil marks, apparently by the artist.
Framed Size:
44.25 in. (w) x 31.25 in. (h) x 1 in. (d)
Sheet Size:
43.5 in. (w) x 23 in. (h)
Image Size:
20 in. (w) x 4.5 in. (h) (disregarding the faint pencil border around the perimeter)

Price & Purchase

Price:
$3,850