André Marfaing’s Black Abstract Paintings

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André Marfaings Black Abstract Paintings

After a surge of interest from institutions in the past five years, the market is reassessing the unjustly forgotten French postwar painter. André Marfaing (1925–1987), Untitled, 1971, oil on canvas, 92 x 73 cm/36.22 x 28.74 in. Estimate: €15,000/20,000 © Adagp, Paris, 2023 To commemorate the 30th anniversary of the artist’s death, in 2017 the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Quimper hosted the straightforwardly entitled exhibition “André Marfaing. Paintings and Washes”. “We’re on the cusp of rediscovering his work,” said museum’s director and curator Guillaume Ambroise. “The time has come.” The market seems to agree: Marfaing’s prices took off in 2021, the year one

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