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September: Fine Art, Furnishings, & Collectibles

Wed, Sep 28, 2022 11:00AM EDT
Lot 264

Viola Frey "The Discussion II" Pastel on Paper

Estimate: $6,000 - $12,000

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Viola Frey (American, 1933-2004). Pastel on paper drawing titled "The Discussion II," 1994. Consisting of two pieces of paper joined together, the work depicts numerous figures engaging in conversation interspersed with various flea market collectibles. Signed and dated along the lower right.

Provenance: Private Collection; Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York; Private Minnesota Collection.

With a career spanning five decades, Viola Frey created works from powerful figurative ceramic sculptures to paintings and works on paper. These works reflected the contemporary culture, power, and gender dynamics. She was closely aligned with the Bay Area Funk movement, and considered herself a bricoleur - a junk accumulator - by reinterpreting collectible figurines as well as philosophical ideas, her personal experiences, and color theory to freely create new meanings in ceramic and bronze works. This work on paper echoes her sculptures and creates a dynamic conversation between media.

Sight; height: 44 in x width: 60 in. Framed; height: 52 1/4 in x width: 67 1/2 in.


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