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Constant artwork • watercolour • drawing • previously for sale Yellow Man

Constant (Constant Anton Nieuwenhuijs)   | Constant (Constant Anton Nieuwenhuijs), Yellow Man, gouache on paper 34.0 x 44.0 cm, signed l.r. and dated '49


Yellow Man
gouache on paper 34.0 x 44.0 cm, signed l.r. and dated '49

This work on paper was previously for sale.

Provenance: coll. Benjamin Bernstein, Philadelphia, van wie verworven door Tom Okker, Amsterdam in de jaren 80; part. coll. Nederland.
Literature: R.W.D. Oxenaar, Constant e.a.; 'de New Babylon informatief no 4, edizione internazionale', 1966, Catalogue of Drawings, Water-colours and Gouaches, z.p.
Exhibited: Venetië, 33e Biennale Internazionale d'Arte, Padiglione Ollandese, 'Constant, Pitture, Desegni, Sculpture 'New Babylon'', 18 juni-16 okt. 1966.

Constant met Karel Appel and Corneille in 1948 and with them, plus Dotremont, Noiret and Asger Jorn, founded the Cobra group. He had first made international contacts with like-minded artists in Paris in 1946 and along with Dotremont was the major theorist of the group. In his work, which as early as 1946 is already characterised by experimental forms and techniques, the fantasy creatures with large eyes and crude limbs that came to epitomise the Cobra idiom are already there. While Karel Appel and Corneille had an international breakthrough with their work, Constant remained the ideologist of the group.

Constant | Dieren (Animals), lithograph, 29.0 x 22.0 cm, signed l.c. and dated '48


prints & multiples • for sale

Dieren (Animals)

Constant | IJhorst table, metal and glass, 46.4 x 65.0 cm, signed on the frame and dated 1953


painting • for sale

IJhorst table

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