Tue, 29th Jun 2021 14:00

19th & 20th Century Paintings and Works on Paper

 
  Lot 8 §
 

MARIE-LOUISE VON MOTESICZKY (AUSTRIAN 1906-1996)

Property from the Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Charitable Trust

MARIE-LOUISE VON MOTESICZKY (AUSTRIAN 1906-1996)
In a Chinese restaurant
oil on canvas, unframed
50.8 x 60.7 cm (20 x 23 7/8 in)
Painted in the 1960s

LITERATURE:
I. Schlenker, Marie-Louise von Motesiczky 1906-1996, A Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings, New York, 2009, p. 390, no. 225, illustrated

Neither the enigmatic nor the exotic is ever far from the surface of Marie-Louise von Motesiczky's work, and the present work evokes both in a very literal way. The specific source of inspiration for the present scene is uncertain, but this evening scene of four figures in a Chinese restaurant, two of whom are certainly Asian, seems to describe a particular moment in a fascinating meeting of Eastern and Western cultures.

Estimated at £2,000 - £3,000


 

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