Transcending Boundaries: International Modern and Contemporary Art

Live Virtual Auction, 25 October 2023

International Modern and Contemporary Art

Sold for

ZAR 58 625
Lot 54
  • Eugène Brands; Portrait de Profile d'une Femme
  • Eugène Brands; Portrait de Profile d'une Femme
  • Eugène Brands; Portrait de Profile d'une Femme


Lot Estimate
ZAR 50 000 - 80 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 58 625

About this Item

Dutch 1913-2002
Portrait de Profile d'une Femme

signed and dated 8.1958; dated and inscribed with the title on a label adhered to the reverse

oil on card
40 by 40cm excluding frame; 54,5 by 55,5 by 4,5cm including frame

Notes

Eugène Brands was born in Amsterdam and attended the Amsterdam School of the Arts where he studied commercial art. From early on in his career, Brands experimented with painting and language and created assemblages from found objects. He briefly joined the European avant-garde art movement CoBrA, but spent most of his career working on his own. Brands was influenced by Automatism, the automatic writing developed by the Surrealists, and was intrigued by Nature and the cosmos. He was a free-thinker, writer, and poet. His paintings are colourful, and created with child-like marks and gestures.

Eugène Brand’s work was displayed in 1946 at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, in 1949 he exhibited in the International Exhibition of Experimental Art, and his work is regularly showcased at the Museum Jan van der Togt in Amstelveen near Amsterdam.

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