Figurative painter Claire Tabouret’s work combines layers and textures, revealing a shift in reality. Her popularity is driven by the art’s visual appeal and reflection on themes of conflict, sexuality, and desire. Admiring the intense figures depicted in her paintings, Bugada & Cargnel write, “Certain faces are turned toward the viewer, in a frank but hermetic attitude, seeming to send us back to our own gaze and questioning the pertinence of it.” Tabouret’s The School Smocks will be showcased in the upcoming New Now auction, presented by Phillips. Executed in 2016, the acrylic and fabric piece shows five school girls wearing loose-fitting smocks.
This late September auction will also present work from one of the youngest figures of the Abstract Expressionist movement: Robert Motherwell. He rose to prominence shortly after his first solo exhibition at Peggy Guggenheim’s Art of This Century gallery in 1944. Motherwell’s paintings combine distinct shapes, vibrant color, and an interplay between controlled and gestural brushstrokes. View more items and register to bid online on the Phillips website.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (190)
# of Lots:190
Price Range:$3000 - $180,000
Interesting lots include:
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|Robert Motherwell - Heiliger Geist|| Estimate: |
|Manolo Valdés Las señoritas de Avignon (Les Demoiselles d'Avignon)|| Estimate: |
|Claire Tabouret The School Smocks|| Estimate: |
|Richard Prince Untitled (original)|| Estimate: |
|KAWS Untitled (MBFF7)|| Estimate: |