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        • JOSÉ MARÍA SICILIA - Untitled. The instant series
          Feb. 06, 2024

          JOSÉ MARÍA SICILIA - Untitled. The instant series

          Est: -

          JOSÉ MARÍA SICILIA Madrid 1954 Untitled. Series the instant. 2012-14 Ink on paper of Brazilian lilies Signed and dated 2014 Measurements 32 x 45 cm Certificate signed by the artist.

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        • JOSÉ MARÍA SICILIA - Untitled. The instant series
          Feb. 06, 2024

          JOSÉ MARÍA SICILIA - Untitled. The instant series

          Est: -

          JOSÉ MARÍA SICILIA Madrid 1954 Untitled. Series the instant. 2012-14 Ink on paper of Brazilian lilies Signed and dated 2104 Measurements 32 x 45 cm Certificate signed by the artist.

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        • Sicilia, José Maria - Lithograph
          Feb. 03, 2024

          Sicilia, José Maria - Lithograph

          Est: €200 - €300

          From Noise Number 7, 1988. with expected fold in the middle.

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        • JOSE MARIA SICILIA Madrid (1954) "Untitled", 1990
          Dec. 19, 2023

          JOSE MARIA SICILIA Madrid (1954) "Untitled", 1990

          Est: €6,000 - €8,000

          Watercolor and crayons on paper Bibliography: "Jose Maria Sicilia", Exhibition Catalog, Joan Prats Gallery October-November 1990, nº10 Measurements: 57 x 102 cm

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        • Sicilia, José Maria - Lithograph- Original price €100
          Dec. 17, 2023

          Sicilia, José Maria - Lithograph- Original price €100

          Est: €200 - €300

          From Noise Number 7, 1988. with expected fold in the middle.

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        • JOSÉ MARÍA SICILIA Madrid 1954 Maguelone I. 2005 Pigment on paper Japan Sig
          Dec. 12, 2023

          JOSÉ MARÍA SICILIA Madrid 1954 Maguelone I. 2005 Pigment on paper Japan Sig

          Est: -

          JOSÉ MARÍA SICILIA Madrid 1954 Maguelone I. 2005 Pigment on paper Japan Signed Measurements 51 x 51 cm PROVENANCE (label on the back) < br> Estiarte Gallery, Madrid Private collection EXHIBITIONS 2006, "Maguelone: Broto, Sicilia, Valente", Estiarte Gallery, Madrid

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        • JOSÉ MARÍA SICILIA Madrid 1954 Untitled. Series the instant. 2012 Ink on Japanes
          Dec. 12, 2023

          JOSÉ MARÍA SICILIA Madrid 1954 Untitled. Series the instant. 2012 Ink on Japanes

          Est: -

          JOSÉ MARÍA SICILIA Madrid 1954 Untitled. Series the instant. 2012 Ink on Japanese paper Signed and dated 2012 Measurements 100 x 100 cm Certificate signed by the artist.

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        • JOSÉ MARÍA SICILIA Madrid 1954 In flower. 2000 Natural pigments on paper Si
          Dec. 12, 2023

          JOSÉ MARÍA SICILIA Madrid 1954 In flower. 2000 Natural pigments on paper Si

          Est: -

          JOSÉ MARÍA SICILIA Madrid 1954 In flower. 2000 Natural pigments on paper Signed and dated 2000 Measurements 100 x 100 cm PROVENANCE (label on the back) Galería Soledad Lorenzo, Madrid Private collection

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        • JOSE MARIA SICILIA (Madrid, 1954). Untitled, 1995. Mixed media on paper. Signed with initials and dated in the lower right corner.
          Dec. 12, 2023

          JOSE MARIA SICILIA (Madrid, 1954). Untitled, 1995. Mixed media on paper. Signed with initials and dated in the lower right corner.

          Est: €1,200 - €1,400

          JOSE MARIA SICILIA (Madrid, 1954). Untitled, 1995. Mixed media on paper. Signed with initials and dated in the lower right corner. Measurements: 32 x 40 cm. Sicilia began his studies at the School of Fine Arts in Madrid, although in 1980 he abandoned them and moved to live in Paris. Two years later he presented his first individual exhibition, in a style in line with the neo-expressionism then fashionable in Europe. Subsequently, it was the various objects of the everyday world that became the protagonists of his works. Vacuum cleaners, irons, scissors, buckets, etc., will be the center of a new language in which Sicilia will grant a greater and progressive importance to the treatment of textures. His work is organized in series on still lifes, landscapes and, the best known, on the Bastille and Aligre neighborhoods, where he himself lives and works. It was in the mid-eighties when his work reached a great national and international projection. In 1986 he presented at the Blum Helman Gallery in New York a group of works that showed a strong purification of the previous style, towards an abstract painting in which he progressively eliminated any formal reference. This new style is reflected in the series "Tulips" and "Flowers". In the nineties this reductionist aesthetic will affect the chromatic range, leaving the forms suggested by the reflection of light on the surface. A new material treatment of subtle poetic resonance, based on waxes that let floral themes slightly transparent, brings color back to an already fully consecrated work. José María Sicilia has been awarded the National Prize of Plastic Arts (1989), and is represented in the Reina Sofía Museum in Madrid, the MOMA and the Guggenheim in New York and the CAPC in Bordeaux, among many other centers.

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        • JOSE MARIA SICILIA (Madrid, 1954). "Flowers", 1998. Lithograph on Japanese Shoji paper, copy 7/22. Signed with initials, dated and justified by hand.
          Dec. 12, 2023

          JOSE MARIA SICILIA (Madrid, 1954). "Flowers", 1998. Lithograph on Japanese Shoji paper, copy 7/22. Signed with initials, dated and justified by hand.

          Est: €2,500 - €3,000

          JOSE MARIA SICILIA (Madrid, 1954). "Flowers", 1998. Lithograph on Japanese Shoji paper, copy 7/22. Signed with initials, dated and justified by hand. Size: 69 x 180 cm; 74,5 x 185 cm (frame). The lithograph "Flowers" reveals José María Sicilia's interest in reductionist aesthetics, which would particularly affect the chromatic range of his works from the 1990s, with the forms suggested by the reflection of light on the surface. Sicilia began his studies at the School of Fine Arts in Madrid, although in 1980 he abandoned them and moved to Paris. Two years later he presented his first solo exhibition, in a style in line with the neo-expressionism then fashionable in Europe. Subsequently, various objects from the everyday world became the protagonists of his works. Hoovers, irons, scissors, buckets, etc., would be at the centre of a new language in which Sicilia would progressively attach greater and greater importance to the treatment of textures. His work is organised into series of still lifes, landscapes and, the best known, the Bastille and Aligre neighbourhoods, where he himself lives and works. It was in the mid-eighties that his work achieved national and international renown. In 1986 he presented a group of works at the Blum Helman gallery in New York which showed a strong purification of his previous style, towards an abstract painting in which he progressively eliminated any formal reference. This new style is expressed in the series "Tulips" and "Flowers". In the nineties this reductionist aesthetic affected the chromatic range, the forms being suggested by the reflection of light on the surface. A new material treatment with a subtle poetic resonance, based on waxes that slightly reveal floral themes, brings colour back to a work already fully consecrated. José María Sicilia has been awarded the Premio Nacional de Artes Plásticas (1989), and is represented in the Museo Reina Sofía in Madrid, the MOMA and the Guggenheim in New York and the CAPC in Bordeaux, among many other art centres and museums.

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        • JOSÉ MARÍA SICILIA
          Dec. 05, 2023

          JOSÉ MARÍA SICILIA

          Est: €15,000 - €25,000

          José María Sicilia (Madrid, 1954) Aspirador industrial, 2. Bandas 2. Óleo sobre lienzo. Firmado. Realizado en 1984. Etiquetas de las Galerías Fernando Vijande, Madrid-Nueva York, y Dau al Set, Barcelona, en el bastidor. 294 x 195 cm.

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        • Sicilia, José Maria - Lithograph
          Nov. 25, 2023

          Sicilia, José Maria - Lithograph

          Est: €200 - €300

          From Noise Number 7, 1988. with expected fold in the middle.

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        • José María Sicilia (b. 1954) "Luz plegada III"
          Nov. 15, 2023

          José María Sicilia (b. 1954) "Luz plegada III"

          Est: €500 - €800

          Lithograph and linocut on paper Signed, dated 94 and numbered 6/15

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        • JOSÉ MARÍA SICILIA (Madrid, 1954). "Manuscript of Sanlúcar de Barrameda". Lithograph and monotype, copy 6/15. Signed and justified by hand.
          Nov. 06, 2023

          JOSÉ MARÍA SICILIA (Madrid, 1954). "Manuscript of Sanlúcar de Barrameda". Lithograph and monotype, copy 6/15. Signed and justified by hand.

          Est: €1,200 - €1,400

          JOSÉ MARÍA SICILIA (Madrid, 1954). "Manuscript of Sanlúcar de Barrameda". Lithograph and monotype, copy 6/15. Signed and justified by hand. Measurements: 38,5 x 29 cm. Sicilia began his studies at the School of Fine Arts in Madrid, although in 1980 he abandoned them and moved to live in Paris. Two years later he presented his first individual exhibition, in a style in line with the neo-expressionism then fashionable in Europe. It was in the mid-eighties that his work achieved great national and international renown. In 1986 he presented a group of works at the Blum Helman Gallery in New York which showed a strong purification of his previous style, towards an abstract painting in which he progressively eliminated any formal reference. In the 1990s this reductionist aesthetic affected the chromatic range, the forms being suggested by the reflection of light on the surface. A new material treatment with a subtle poetic resonance, based on waxes that slightly reveal floral themes, brings colour back to an already fully consecrated work. José María Sicilia has been awarded the Premio Nacional de Artes Plásticas (1989), and is represented in the Museo Reina Sofía in Madrid, the MOMA and the Guggenheim in New York and the CAPC in Bordeaux, among many other art centres and museums.

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        • JOSÉ MARÍA SICILIA (Madrid, 1954). "Manuscript of Sanlúcar de Barrameda VI". Lithography and monotype, copy 6/15. Signed and justified by hand.
          Nov. 06, 2023

          JOSÉ MARÍA SICILIA (Madrid, 1954). "Manuscript of Sanlúcar de Barrameda VI". Lithography and monotype, copy 6/15. Signed and justified by hand.

          Est: €1,500 - €1,700

          JOSÉ MARÍA SICILIA (Madrid, 1954). "Manuscript of Sanlúcar de Barrameda VI". Lithography and monotype, copy 6/15. Signed and justified by hand. Measurements: 57,5 x 77 cm. Sicilia began his studies at the School of Fine Arts in Madrid, although in 1980 he abandoned them and moved to live in Paris. Two years later he presented his first individual exhibition, in a style in line with the neo-expressionism then fashionable in Europe. It was in the mid-eighties that his work achieved great national and international renown. In 1986 he presented a group of works at the Blum Helman Gallery in New York which showed a strong purification of his previous style, towards an abstract painting in which he progressively eliminated any formal reference. In the 1990s this reductionist aesthetic affected the chromatic range, the forms being suggested by the reflection of light on the surface. A new material treatment with a subtle poetic resonance, based on waxes that slightly reveal floral themes, brings colour back to an already fully consecrated work. José María Sicilia has been awarded the Premio Nacional de Artes Plásticas (1989), and is represented in the Museo Reina Sofía in Madrid, the MOMA and the Guggenheim in New York and the CAPC in Bordeaux, among many other art centres and museums.

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        • JOSÉ MARÍA SICILIA - Untitled. The instant series
          Oct. 24, 2023

          JOSÉ MARÍA SICILIA - Untitled. The instant series

          Est: -

          JOSÉ MARÍA SICILIA Madrid 1954 Untitled. The instant series Ink on paper of Brazilian lilies Signed and dated 2012 Measurements 32 x 45 cm Certificate signed by the artist.

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        • JOSÉ MARÍA SICILIA - Untitled. The instant series
          Oct. 24, 2023

          JOSÉ MARÍA SICILIA - Untitled. The instant series

          Est: -

          JOSÉ MARÍA SICILIA Madrid 1954 Untitled. Series the instant. 2012-14 Ink on paper of Brazilian lilies Signed and dated 2014 Measurements 32 x 45 cm Certificate signed by the artist.

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        • ¤ José Maria SICILIA (Né en 1954) El instante - 2012 Technique mixte sur papier Japon
          Oct. 20, 2023

          ¤ José Maria SICILIA (Né en 1954) El instante - 2012 Technique mixte sur papier Japon

          Est: €10,000 - €15,000

          José Maria SICILIA (Né en 1954) El instante - 2012 Technique mixte sur papier Japon Signé des initiales et daté en bas à droite "JMS, 12" h: 210,50 w: 150 cm Provenance : Collection particulière européenne Commentaire : Mixed media on Japan paper; signed with the initials and dated lower right Lot en importation temporaire. L'acquéreur devra acquitter des frais d'importation, soit 5,5% en sus du prix d'adjudication sauf s'il réexporte immédiatement le lot hors de l'Union Européenne. This work is in temporary import. The buyer will have to pay import fees of 5.5% in addition to the hammer price, unless the buyer immediately re-exports the lot outside the European Union. Estimation 10 000 - 15 000 €

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        • Sicilia, José Maria - Lithograph
          Oct. 14, 2023

          Sicilia, José Maria - Lithograph

          Est: €200 - €300

          From Noise Number 7, 1988. with expected fold in the middle.

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        • Sicilia, José Maria - Lithograph
          Aug. 26, 2023

          Sicilia, José Maria - Lithograph

          Est: €200 - €300

          From Noise Number 7, 1988. with expected fold in the middle.

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        • JOSE MARIA SICILIA (Madrid, 1954). "Flowers", 1998. Lithograph on Japanese Shoji paper, copy 7/22. Signed with initials, dated and justified by hand.
          Jul. 25, 2023

          JOSE MARIA SICILIA (Madrid, 1954). "Flowers", 1998. Lithograph on Japanese Shoji paper, copy 7/22. Signed with initials, dated and justified by hand.

          Est: €2,500 - €3,000

          JOSE MARIA SICILIA (Madrid, 1954). "Flowers", 1998. Lithograph on Japanese Shoji paper, copy 7/22. Signed with initials, dated and justified by hand. Size: 69 x 180 cm; 74,5 x 185 cm (frame). The lithograph "Flowers" reveals José María Sicilia's interest in reductionist aesthetics, which would particularly affect the chromatic range of his works from the 1990s, with the forms suggested by the reflection of light on the surface. Sicilia began his studies at the School of Fine Arts in Madrid, although in 1980 he abandoned them and moved to Paris. Two years later he presented his first solo exhibition, in a style in line with the neo-expressionism then fashionable in Europe. Subsequently, various objects from the everyday world became the protagonists of his works. Hoovers, irons, scissors, buckets, etc., would be at the centre of a new language in which Sicilia would progressively attach greater and greater importance to the treatment of textures. His work is organised into series of still lifes, landscapes and, the best known, the Bastille and Aligre neighbourhoods, where he himself lives and works. It was in the mid-eighties that his work achieved national and international renown. In 1986 he presented a group of works at the Blum Helman gallery in New York which showed a strong purification of his previous style, towards an abstract painting in which he progressively eliminated any formal reference. This new style is expressed in the series "Tulips" and "Flowers". In the nineties this reductionist aesthetic affected the chromatic range, the forms being suggested by the reflection of light on the surface. A new material treatment with a subtle poetic resonance, based on waxes that slightly reveal floral themes, brings colour back to a work already fully consecrated. José María Sicilia has been awarded the Premio Nacional de Artes Plásticas (1989), and is represented in the Museo Reina Sofía in Madrid, the MOMA and the Guggenheim in New York and the CAPC in Bordeaux, among many other art centres and museums.

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        • JOSE MARIA SICILIA (Madrid, 1954). Untitled. Mixed media on Japan paper. Signed in the lower right corner.
          Jul. 25, 2023

          JOSE MARIA SICILIA (Madrid, 1954). Untitled. Mixed media on Japan paper. Signed in the lower right corner.

          Est: €3,500 - €4,000

          JOSÉ MARÍA SICILIA (Madrid, 1954). Untitled. Mixed media on Japan paper. Signed in the lower right corner. Size: 100 x 100 cm. Sicilia began his studies at the School of Fine Arts in Madrid, although in 1980 he abandoned them and moved to live in Paris. Two years later he presented his first individual exhibition, in a style in line with the neo-expressionism then fashionable in Europe. It was in the mid-eighties that his work achieved great national and international renown. In 1986 he presented a group of works at the Blum Helman Gallery in New York which showed a strong purification of his previous style, towards an abstract painting in which he progressively eliminated any formal reference. In the 1990s this reductionist aesthetic affected the chromatic range, the forms being suggested by the reflection of light on the surface. A new material treatment with a subtle poetic resonance, based on waxes that slightly reveal floral themes, brings colour back to an already fully consecrated work. José María Sicilia has been awarded the Premio Nacional de Artes Plásticas (1989), and is represented in the Museo Reina Sofía in Madrid, the MOMA and the Guggenheim in New York and the CAPC in Bordeaux, among many other art centres and museums.

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        • JOSÉ MARÍA SICILIA (Madrid, 1954). "Vespers XXVIII", 1992. Aquatint and beeswax on Arakaji paper. Copy 7/15. It presents moisture marks in the central part. Signed and justified in pencil.
          Jul. 20, 2023

          JOSÉ MARÍA SICILIA (Madrid, 1954). "Vespers XXVIII", 1992. Aquatint and beeswax on Arakaji paper. Copy 7/15. It presents moisture marks in the central part. Signed and justified in pencil.

          Est: €200 - €300

          JOSÉ MARÍA SICILIA (Madrid, 1954). "Vísperas XXVIII", 1992. Aquatint and beeswax on Arakaji paper. Copy 7/15. With damp marks in the central part. Signed and justified in pencil. Measurements: 48 x 30,5 cm; 51 x 33 cm (frame). Sicilia began his studies at the School of Fine Arts in Madrid, although in 1980 he abandoned them and moved to live in Paris. Two years later he presented his first individual exhibition, in a style in line with the neo-expressionism then fashionable in Europe. It was in the mid-eighties that his work achieved great national and international renown. In 1986 he presented a group of works at the Blum Helman Gallery in New York which showed a strong purification of his previous style, towards an abstract painting in which he progressively eliminated any formal reference. In the 1990s this reductionist aesthetic affected the chromatic range, the forms being suggested by the reflection of light on the surface. A new material treatment with a subtle poetic resonance, based on waxes that slightly reveal floral themes, brings colour back to an already fully consecrated work. José María Sicilia has been awarded the Premio Nacional de Artes Plásticas (1989), and is represented in the Museo Reina Sofía in Madrid, the MOMA and the Guggenheim in New York and the CAPC in Bordeaux, among many other art centres and museums.

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        • Sicilia, José Maria - Lithograph
          Jul. 08, 2023

          Sicilia, José Maria - Lithograph

          Est: €200 - €300

          From Noise Number 7, 1988. with expected fold in the middle.

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        • JOSÉ MARÍA SICILIA - Untitled
          Jul. 04, 2023

          JOSÉ MARÍA SICILIA - Untitled

          Est: -

          JOSÉ MARÍA SICILIA Madrid 1954 Untitled. 1989 Pigments on handmade paper Signed and dated 1989 PROVENANCE (label on the back) Cantel Gallery, Granada Private collection

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        • José María Sicilia (b. 1954) Spellbound - 1992
          Jun. 20, 2023

          José María Sicilia (b. 1954) Spellbound - 1992

          Est: €2,000 - €4,000

          José María Sicilia (b. 1954) Spellbound - 1992 Complete set of 7 lithographs on Bunkoshi wove paper, thread and beeswax, numbered and signed "19/25" Publisher and printer Michael Woolworth, Paris 24 × 18 cm (each) Justification page Publisher's cardboard box José María Sicilia (né 1954) Spellbound - 1992 Suite complète de 7 lithographies sur papier vélin Bunkoshi, cousues de fils, imprégnées de cire d'abeille, numérotées et signées «19/25» à la pointe Éditeur et Imprimeur Michael Woolworth, Paris 24 × 18 cm (chaque) Justificatif de tirage présent, édition réunie librement dans une boîte cartonné d'éditeur avec couvercle

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        • JOSE MARIA SICILIA (Madrid, 1954). Untitled. Mixed media on Japan paper. Signed in the lower right corner.
          Jun. 07, 2023

          JOSE MARIA SICILIA (Madrid, 1954). Untitled. Mixed media on Japan paper. Signed in the lower right corner.

          Est: €3,500 - €4,000

          JOSÉ MARÍA SICILIA (Madrid, 1954). Untitled. Mixed media on Japan paper. Signed in the lower right corner. Size: 100 x 100 cm. Sicilia began his studies at the School of Fine Arts in Madrid, although in 1980 he abandoned them and moved to live in Paris. Two years later he presented his first individual exhibition, in a style in line with the neo-expressionism then fashionable in Europe. It was in the mid-eighties that his work achieved great national and international renown. In 1986 he presented a group of works at the Blum Helman Gallery in New York which showed a strong purification of his previous style, towards an abstract painting in which he progressively eliminated any formal reference. In the 1990s this reductionist aesthetic affected the chromatic range, the forms being suggested by the reflection of light on the surface. A new material treatment with a subtle poetic resonance, based on waxes that slightly reveal floral themes, brings colour back to an already fully consecrated work. José María Sicilia has been awarded the Premio Nacional de Artes Plásticas (1989), and is represented in the Museo Reina Sofía in Madrid, the MOMA and the Guggenheim in New York and the CAPC in Bordeaux, among many other art centres and museums.

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        • JOSE MARIA SICILIA (Madrid, 1954). "The light that goes out". Oil and wax on paper. With stamp of Luis Serpa Gallery. Certificate of Mario Sequeira Gallery, Portugal, 1990.
          Jun. 07, 2023

          JOSE MARIA SICILIA (Madrid, 1954). "The light that goes out". Oil and wax on paper. With stamp of Luis Serpa Gallery. Certificate of Mario Sequeira Gallery, Portugal, 1990.

          Est: €3,000 - €3,500

          JOSÉ MARÍA SICILIA (Madrid, 1954). La luz que se apagaga" ("The light that goes out"). Oil and wax on paper. With stamp of the Luis Serpa Gallery. Certificate from the Mario Sequeira Gallery, Portugal, 1990. Size: 37 x 46 cm; 54 x 50 cm (frame). Sicilia began his studies at the School of Fine Arts in Madrid, although in 1980 he abandoned them and moved to live in Paris. Two years later he presented his first individual exhibition, in a style in line with the neo-expressionism then fashionable in Europe. It was in the mid-eighties that his work achieved great national and international renown. In 1986 he presented a group of works at the Blum Helman Gallery in New York which showed a strong purification of the previous style, towards an abstract painting in which he progressively eliminated any formal reference. In the 1990s this reductionist aesthetic affected the chromatic range, the forms being suggested by the reflection of light on the surface. A new material treatment with a subtle poetic resonance, based on waxes that slightly reveal floral themes, brings colour back to an already fully consecrated work. José María Sicilia has been awarded the Premio Nacional de Artes Plásticas (1989), and is represented in the Museo Reina Sofía in Madrid, the MOMA and the Guggenheim in New York and the CAPC in Bordeaux, among many other art centres and museums.

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        • JOSÉ MARÍA SICILIA (Madrid, 1954). "Tulipa 22", 1985. Acrylic on canvas. Signed on the back. Provenance: Fernando Bijand Gallery, Madrid. Manuel Mayoral Gallery, Barcelona (1996).
          Jun. 07, 2023

          JOSÉ MARÍA SICILIA (Madrid, 1954). "Tulipa 22", 1985. Acrylic on canvas. Signed on the back. Provenance: Fernando Bijand Gallery, Madrid. Manuel Mayoral Gallery, Barcelona (1996).

          Est: €30,000 - €35,000

          JOSÉ MARÍA SICILIA (Madrid, 1954). "Tulipa 22", 1985. Acrylic on canvas. Signed on the back. Provenance: Fernando Bijand Gallery, Madrid. Manuel Mayoral Gallery, Barcelona (1996). Exhibitions: José María Sicilia. Dau al Set. Barcelona, October 1986, cat.no. 12, rep. Sizes: 220 x 170 cm. In 1985, José María Sicilia worked on a series made up of a large number of studies on the same iconographic element, flowers, which took the form of pictorial manifestations referring to form, characterised by a gradual process of simplification, an increasingly tangible constructive order in the composition and surfaces of marked material expressiveness. Among the works that make up this group, there are significant internal evolutions - which generate different formal and compositional solutions and technical alterations - heirs to two contradictory conceptions of non-figurative painting: on the one hand, the constructivist and geometric art of Malevich and Mondrian; on the other, the abstract expressionism of Willem de Kooning's works. In "Tulipa 22", the gestural stroke of the brushstrokes takes the form of a flower close to figurativist solutions of representation. It is a tulip, clearly defined on the surface of the canvas, which establishes a play of strong spatial tensions with the background of the composition. The latter is expressed through an extreme richness of material textures and violent chromaticism, which form a compact, vibrant mesh of broad, perpendicular brushstrokes. The tulip stem emerges as the structural element of the composition. It is a line - which, as an abstract value, is already insinuated in the previous series - the result of a gestural action that questions the relationship between surface and depth. Background and figure coexist on the same plane and clash in a space of limits and tensions. Sicilia began his studies at the School of Fine Arts in Madrid, although in 1980 he abandoned them and moved to live in Paris. Two years later he presented his first solo exhibition, in a style in line with the neo-expressionism then fashionable in Europe. Subsequently, various objects from the everyday world became the protagonists of his works. Hoovers, irons, scissors, buckets, etc., would be at the centre of a new language in which Sicilia would progressively attach greater and greater importance to the treatment of textures. His work is organised into series of still lifes, landscapes and, the best known, the Bastille and Aligre neighbourhoods, where he himself lives and works. It was in the mid-eighties that his work achieved national and international renown. In 1986 he presented a group of works at the Blum Helman gallery in New York which showed a strong purification of his previous style, towards an abstract painting in which he progressively eliminated any formal reference. This new style is expressed in the series "Tulips" and "Flowers". In the nineties this reductionist aesthetic affected the chromatic range, the forms being suggested by the reflection of light on the surface. A new material treatment with a subtle poetic resonance, based on waxes that slightly reveal floral themes, brings colour back to an already fully consecrated work. José María Sicilia has been awarded the Premio Nacional de Artes Plásticas (1989), and is represented at the Museo Reina Sofía in Madrid, the MOMA and the Guggenheim in New York and the CAPC in Bordeaux, among many other centres.

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        • José María Sicilia, Untitled (La Luz que se apaga), 2000
          Jun. 07, 2023

          José María Sicilia, Untitled (La Luz que se apaga), 2000

          Est: €13,000 - €17,000

          Monogrammed, dated and inscribed 'JMS Soller 00' and with directional arrow verso on panel.

          Kunsthaus Lempertz KG
        • José María Sicilia, Untitled (La Luz que se apaga), 1999
          Jun. 07, 2023

          José María Sicilia, Untitled (La Luz que se apaga), 1999

          Est: €13,000 - €17,000

          Monogrammed, dated and inscribed 'JMS Soller 99' and directional arrow verso on panel.

          Kunsthaus Lempertz KG
        • JOSÉ MARÍA SICILIA - Sanlúcar de Barrameda Series
          May. 23, 2023

          JOSÉ MARÍA SICILIA - Sanlúcar de Barrameda Series

          Est: -

          JOSÉ MARÍA SICILIA Madrid 1954 Sanlúcar de Barrameda series. 2002 Lithograph and hand-illuminated varnish by the artist Signed in pencil and dated 2002 Numbered 4/15 Size 38 x 29 cm Edited by Estiarte Gallery, Madrid 2002

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        • JOSÉ MARÍA SICILIA - Untitled. Manuscript of Sanlúcar de Barrameda
          May. 23, 2023

          JOSÉ MARÍA SICILIA - Untitled. Manuscript of Sanlúcar de Barrameda

          Est: -

          JOSÉ MARÍA SICILIA Madrid 1954 Untitled. Manuscript of Sanlúcar de Barrameda. 2000 Wax, pigments and book page Signed Measurements 18.5 x 26 cm PROVENANCE (label on the back) Soledad Lorenzo Gallery, Madrid Private collection

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        • JOSÉ MARÍA SICILIA - Untitled. Manuscript of Sanlúcar de Barrameda
          May. 23, 2023

          JOSÉ MARÍA SICILIA - Untitled. Manuscript of Sanlúcar de Barrameda

          Est: -

          JOSÉ MARÍA SICILIA Madrid 1954 Untitled. Manuscript of Sanlúcar de Barrameda. 2000 Wax, pigments and book page Signed Measurements 18.5 x 26 cm PROVENANCE (label on the back) Soledad Lorenzo Gallery, Madrid Private collection

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        • Sicilia, José Maria - Lithograph
          May. 20, 2023

          Sicilia, José Maria - Lithograph

          Est: €200 - €300

          From Noise Number 7, 1988. with expected fold in the middle.

          Art Atelier
        • SICILY, JOSÉ MARÍA The Light that goes out 630
          May. 06, 2023

          SICILY, JOSÉ MARÍA The Light that goes out 630

          Est: -

          Oil and wax on paper made by the artist JOSÉ MARÍA SICILIA.

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        • SICILY, JOSÉ MARÍA Manuscript of Jaén II
          May. 06, 2023

          SICILY, JOSÉ MARÍA Manuscript of Jaén II

          Est: -

          Original in mixed technique with wax on paper made by the artist JOSÉ Mª SICILIA.

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        • SICILY, JOSÉ MARÍA The light that goes out 402
          May. 06, 2023

          SICILY, JOSÉ MARÍA The light that goes out 402

          Est: -

          Oil and wax on paper made by the artist JOSÉ Mª SICILIA.

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        • SICILY, JOSÉ MARÍA The light that goes out 497
          May. 06, 2023

          SICILY, JOSÉ MARÍA The light that goes out 497

          Est: -

          Oil and wax made by the artist JOSÉ MARÍA SICILIA in 1997.

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        • SICILY, JOSÉ MARÍA Manuscript of Jaén I
          May. 06, 2023

          SICILY, JOSÉ MARÍA Manuscript of Jaén I

          Est: -

          Original in mixed technique with wax on paper made by the artist JOSÉ MARÍA SICILIA in 1995.

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        • SICILY, JOSÉ MARÍA The light that goes out 14
          May. 06, 2023

          SICILY, JOSÉ MARÍA The light that goes out 14

          Est: -

          Original in mixed technique and wax made by the artist JOSÉ Mª SICILIA in 1995.

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        • SICILY, JOSÉ MARÍA Manuscript of Jaen III
          May. 06, 2023

          SICILY, JOSÉ MARÍA Manuscript of Jaen III

          Est: -

          Original in mixed technique and wax made by the artist JOSÉ Mª SICILIA in 1995.

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        • SICILY, JOSÉ MARÍA The cloth of gold 634
          May. 06, 2023

          SICILY, JOSÉ MARÍA The cloth of gold 634

          Est: -

          Mixed technique on board made by the artist JOSÉ Mª SICILIA in 1999.

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        • SICILY, JOSÉ MARÍA The light that goes out
          May. 06, 2023

          SICILY, JOSÉ MARÍA The light that goes out

          Est: -

          Oil and wax on wood made by the artist JOSÉ Mª SICILIA in 1998.

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        • SICILY, JOSÉ MARÍA The cloth of gold 594
          May. 06, 2023

          SICILY, JOSÉ MARÍA The cloth of gold 594

          Est: -

          Oil and wax made by the artist JOSÉ Mª SICILIA in 1997.

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        • SICILY, JOSÉ MARÍA In bloom 817
          May. 06, 2023

          SICILY, JOSÉ MARÍA In bloom 817

          Est: -

          Original work in mixed technique on Japanese paper made by the artist JOSÉ MARÍA SICILIA in the year 2000.

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        • SICILY, JOSÉ MARÍA In bloom 823
          May. 06, 2023

          SICILY, JOSÉ MARÍA In bloom 823

          Est: -

          Original work in mixed technique on Japanese paper made by the artist JOSÉ MARÍA SICILIA in the year 2000.

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        • SICILY, JOSÉ MARÍA In bloom 821
          May. 06, 2023

          SICILY, JOSÉ MARÍA In bloom 821

          Est: -

          Original work in mixed technique on Japanese paper made by the artist JOSÉ MARÍA SICILIA in the year 2000.

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