Evening Sale: Modern and Contemporary Art
Live Virtual Auction, 19 September 2023
Modern and Contemporary Art
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About this Item
signed and indistinctly inscribed with the date
Neil Rodger’s artistic style ranges from naturalism to hyper-realism and surrealism throughout his oeuvre. Striving to be timeless and refined, with references to the European artistic canon, his works have a quiet evocativeness about them. The present lot is a theme Rodger returned to over the course of his career: the female nude. The figure is half-dressed, lazily sprawled out on a large chair, and absentmindedly toying with her hair. The tactility of the fabrics is tantalising; one wants to reach out and touch the satin skirt and the velvet settee. While the focus is on the figure, Rodger has not neglected the background, filling it with supple curves and curls.
Acquired from the artist by the current owner, 1986.