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Anton Rooskens artwork • watercolour • drawing • for sale Masks

Anton Rooskens

Masks
watercolour and gouache on paper 39.5 x 22.8 cm, signed l.r. and dated '49

This work on paper is for sale.

Price: € 12,800

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    Provenance: herkomst: veiling Christie's, Amsterdam, 28 mei 1993 (met afb.).
    Literature: vgl.: Ed wingen, 'Rooskens', Venlo 1976, afb. pag. 30.

    Anton Rooskens had been working as an artist for some time when, in 1945, he made a radical turnabout and began working in a free, unfettered idiom. This led to him to joining the Netherlands Experimental Group and then the Cobra artists. Rooskens drew inspiration for his abstract expressionist pictures from ‘primitive’ African and pre-Columbian art, which had been discovered by many artists after the war. Thus, idols, masks, shields and typical African ornament can be found in nearly all his works of the forties and fifties, which are also dominated by a lively interplay of lines and liberal use of black.


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