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'Abstract Composition in Colour II' by Lemaire (circa 1960s)

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SKU 0744

'Abstract Composition in Colour II', oil on canvas, signed by an artist with the name Lemaire (circa 1960s). Bold lines, circles, geometric shapes and vivid colours are combined to emerge as an extraordinary work of art. Clearly influenced by the works of Picasso, this piece has a striking presence sure to enhance the ambience of any room in which it would be placed. In fair-to-good vintage condition commensurate with age, the piece has been newly framed with linen slip. The rear of the canvas shows some signs of discolouration and blemishing not affecting the picture itself. Please view the many accompanying photos to this listing to assess the aesthetics and condition of the work. Upon request a video of the artwork may be provided. Signed: 'Lemaire' in lower right hand corner.

About the Artist: Our gallery has access to a cache of paintings from the 1940s to the 1970s attributed to an art collective whose traces start in Germany. Berlin to start, but also Dresden, along the Saale, Weimar, Brera in Milan and Brussels. From the post-war period and onwards, they hosted young people who experimented with different painting techniques with exceptionally creative results. Over the years, dedicated art-seekers managed to unearth a treasure trove of these works from forgotten repositories. Once examined, the paintings were presented first to the Italian art market and then beyond, to art lovers in Europe and the United States.

Quietly, but surely, word of mouth scattered the news of the existence of these found artworks: cubist, expressionist, futurist and avant-garde. Trying to label these pieces doesn’t do them justice truly, but to call them studies, sketches, or simply, creations, would be more accurate.

It is interesting to note the artworks were very often unsigned (not this one), but often as not, initialled or monogrammed. Using known masterpieces as reference, their mentors suggested a particular style with which to experiment. Regrettably, this makes it impossible to pinpoint who amongst these bright creatives ‘made it’ in the world of art. But it really doesn’t matter. Each piece we've selected was extraordinary and therein lies the interest in these works.

Today, the artists’ creations hang on the walls of art lovers in London, Paris, New York, Hong Kong, Miami and Los Angeles. Galleries scramble to acquire the works having recognised the outstanding potential in the international art markets for these pieces with such fascinating origins.

Dimensions with frame:

H 62.0 cm / 24.4"

W 52.0 cm / 20.5"

Dimensions without frame:

H 49.0 cm / 19.3"

W 38.0 cm / 15.0"