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Marcel Janco (1895 - 1984)

Lot 14: q - MARCEL JANCO 1895-1984

Sotheby's

March 18, 2004
New York, NY, US

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Description

signed

Dimensions

24 by 36 1/4 in.

61 by 92cm

Medium

oil and aluminum foil on canvas laid down on board

Date

painted in 1963

Provenance

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION IN ISRAEL

Notes

Marcel Janco arrived from Romania in 1940 after a period of activity among leading Dada and Surrealist artists in places like Zurich, Bucharest and Paris. In Tel Aviv, Janco was noted for his architectural and intellectual attitude to painting. A co-founder of the New Horizons Group, Janco believed in the need to seek a lyrical abstract Israeli art, and he continued to paint local subjects; although stylistically, constructivism, tempered with expressionism, continued to dominate his work. These fundamentals are strongly evident in the 1963 work offered here, including a surrealistic element: the aluminum-foil collage moon reminiscent of Janco's early Dada period. Janco's 1952 exhibition at the Tel Aviv Museum made a great impression on the Israeli art scene. In 1953 he co-founded the Ein Hod artists' colony on Mount Carmel near Haifa; although he left the New Horizons Group in 1956, Janco continued to be an important influence on local artists until his death in 1984.

Dedi Janco has kindly confirmed the authentication of this work

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