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Auction: White-Black I June 18, 2019 2PM
was auctioned on: 18 June 2019
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BRAM BOGART (1921-2012) Blauwwit

Estimate: €1,500 - €2,000
ca. US$1,685 - US$2,247
Price realised:  n. a.
Lot number 137, Views: 8

BRAM BOGART (1921-2012) Blauwwit, 1964-1969. Blue and white pigment, mixed with oil. Signed and dated on the reverse 'Bram Bogart/ mei 1969'. Titled. Mounted on white painted board with annotation in pencil 'Bram Bogart/ Dec. 1964'. With inscription '44'. In the years 1964-1970 Bogart's style becomes more rigid. He returns to the geometrical forms from his earlier 'sign paintings' (cf. ), circle, square and cross, which represent for him the basic elements that can be found everywhere. Colour is the second defining element in the works from this period. Almost always two contrasting colours are brought together in one image. Bogart, who makes his own paint out of pure pigment, becomes increasingly fascinated by the power of colour itself. He chooses simple, bright colours radiating an inner strength. This interest in colour recalls Yves Klein and his quest to immaterialize art through colour. For Bogart the opposite is true: colour is matter and matter is colour. The titles are as pure and clear as the works. 'Blauwwit' (bluewhite) is nothing but a literal description of the work itself. It doesn't refer to anything else. The works are now reduced to the essential and become timeless. Roggeman writes 'Colour, form, rhythm, spiritual and material transcendence are confirmed in the art of Bram Bogart in a very personal and powerful way. But at the same time temper, intuition and spontaneity give these paintings, how basic they might seem at first glance, a rich and generous character (1). (1) W. Roggeman, Bram Bogart, Antwerpen, 1981, p. 14 ("Kleur, vorm, ritme, geestelijk en materiële transendentie (sic) worden in de kunst van Bram Bogart op een zeer eigen en krachtige wijze gehomologeerd. Maar tevens zorgen temperament, intuïtie en spontaneïteit ervoor dat deze schilderkunst, hoe primair ze op het eerste gezicht ook mag lijken, een rijke en genereuze uitstraling bezit") Dimensions: 24 x 21 cm cm (Plaat: 57 x 67 cm cm)

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Veilinghuis Bernaerts
Title: White-Black I June 18, 2019 2PM
Date of the auction: 18 Jun 2019
Address: Veilinghuis Bernaerts
Verlatstraat 16-22
2000 Antwerpen
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