Christie's /Nov 17, 2016
€65,408.33 - €93,440.48
Artworks in Arcadja1886
Some works of Maurice UtrilloExtracted between 1,886 works in the catalog of Arcadja
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MAURICE UTRILLO (FRENCH 1883-1955) Rue a Ivry, 1924 oil on board laid on canvas 53 x 70.3 cm (20 7/8 x 27 5/8 in.) signed and dated Maurice Utrillo, V, Decembre 1924 lower right PROVENANCE In the collection of Dr. A. Roudinesco, Paris by 1962 Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, 10 October 1968, lot 57 Christie's London, 3 July 1979, Lot 81 Christie````````s New York, November 6, 2008, Lot 227 Acquired at the above sale by the current owner LITERATURE P. Petrides, L'oeuvre complet de Maurice Utrillo, Vol. II, (Paris, 1962), p. 424, no. 1073, illustrated p. 425
Auction: Galerie Koller -Dec 2, 2016 - ZurichLot number: 3224
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MAURICE UTRILLO (Paris 1883 - 1955 Dax) Rue au Pré-Saint-Gervais. Circa 1921. Oil on board. Signed lower right: Maurice Utrillo V. 45 x 59 cm. The authenticity of the work has been confirmed by the Comité Utrillo, Paris. Provenance: - Private collection, Paris. - Sotheby's New York, 12 November 1988, lot 369. - Kohn Bourg-en-Bresse, 13 June 1990, lot 159. - Private collection, Geneva. Literature: Pétridès, Paul: L'oeuvre complet de Maurice Utrillo, Paris 1962, vol. II, no. 927 (with ill.). The street scenes of Paris, urban canyons, streets of houses, alleyways and squares are the central themes of the self-taught Maurice Utrillo, born in 1883 in Paris as the son of the painter Suzanne Valladon. With an unknown father, Maurice received the name of the Spanish art critic Miguel Utrillo, who was officially appointed stepfather. As a young man, Utrillo first used painting as therapy against alcoholism until he discovered his great talent and passion therein. With broad brush strokes and thick application of paint, he captured the angular seclusion of the Parisian suburbs on the canvas. In order to achieve a higher degree of realism in his paintings, Maurice Utrillo frequently mixed sand and plaster into his paint. The red brick walls, coloured houses, and dominant linear features lend his works a strong formal rigour. Utrillo succeeded in capturing his city with virtuosity, perhaps not only due to his artistic talent, but also because he was a child of Montmartre. Many other important artists first moved to Paris as adults. Utrillo, on the other hand, had already spent his youth amongst the urban canyons, expressing them as geometrically structured images. The infamous establishments, the "variety show" amongst the bourgeois residential houses and small wooden shacks, are his world. As seen in the present work, he liked to enliven his street scenes by painting pedestrians. Important cornerstones in his life were the women: his grandmother, with whom he grew up, his wife Lucie, after whom he named his last residence, and probably the most important woman, his mother. The painter's deep attachment to his mother is expressed in his signature, "Maurice Utrillo V.", adding a "V." to his own name to clarify his affiliation with his mother. --------------- MAURICE UTRILLO (Paris 1883 - 1955 Dax) Rue au Pré-Saint-Gervais. Um 1921. Öl auf Karton. Unten rechts signiert: Maurice Utrillo V. 45 x 59 cm. Die Authentizität dieses Werkes wurde vom Comité Utrillo, Paris, bestätigt. Provenienz: - Privatbesitz Paris. - Sotheby's New York, 12. November 1988, Los 369. - Kohn Bourg-en-Bresse, 13. Juni 1990, Los 159. - Privatbesitz Genf. Literatur: Pétridès, Paul: L'oeuvre complet de Maurice Utrillo, Paris 1962, Band II, Nr. 927 (mit Abb.). Die Strassenszenen von Paris, die Häuserschluchten, Strassenzüge, Gassen und Plätze sind das Lebensthema des autodidakten Maurice Utrillo, der 1883 in Paris als Sohn der Malerin Suzanne Valladon geboren wird. Da der Vater unbekannt ist, erhält Maurice den Namen des spanischen Kunstkritikers Miguel Utrillo, der offiziell zum Stiefvater ernannt wird. Zunächst dient dem jungen Mann die Malerei als Therapie gegen die Alkoholsucht, bis Utrillo darin tatsächlich seine grosse Begabung und Passion entdeckt. Mit breitem Pinselstrich und pastosem Farbauftrag bannt er die winkelige Abgeschiedenheit der Pariser Vororte auf die Leinwand. Um in seinen Gemälden einen höheren Realitätsbezug zu erreichen, mischt Maurice Utrillo der Farbe immer wieder Sand und Gips bei. Die roten Ziegelmauern, getönten Häuserwände und das dominierende Lineament verleihen seinen Werken eine starke formale Strenge. Utrillo gelingt es, seine Stadt auf virtuose Weise einzufangen, was wohl nicht nur an seinem künstlerischen Talent liegt, sondern auch daran, dass er ein Kind des Montmartre ist. Viele andere bedeutende Künstler zogen erst als Erwachsene nach Paris, Utrillo hingegen hat schon seine Jugend zwischen den Strassenschluchten verbracht, die er in geometrisch strukturierten Bildern einfängt. Die anrüchigen Etablissements, die "Tingeltangel" zwischen grossbürgerlichen Wohnhäusern und kleinen Holzbaracken sind seine Welt. Gerne malt er wie hier Passantinnen, um seine Strassenszenen zu beleben. Wichtige Eckpunkte in seinem Leben sind die Frauen: seine Grossmutter, bei der er aufgewachsen ist, seine Frau Lucie, nach der er sein letztes Wohnhaus benannt hat, und die wohl wichtigste Frau, seine Mutter. Die tiefe Verbundenheit zur Mutter drückt der Maler in seiner Signatur aus, "Maurice Utrillo V.", den eigenen Namen und ein V. ergänzend, um die Zugehörigkeit zu seiner Mutter zu verdeutlichen.
Auction: Christie's -Nov 17, 2016 - New-yorkLot number: 1021
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Maurice Utrillo (1883-1955) Vue du Sacré-Coeur, rue du Mont-Cenis, Montmartre signed and dated 'Maurice, Utrillo, V, octobre 1922,' (lower right) gouache on paper 19 x 14 ¼ in. (48.3 x 36.2 cm.) Painted in October 1922 Provenance Galerie Le Niveau, Paris. Arthur Wiesenberger, New York; sale, Christie's, London, 30 November 1962, lot 103. (possibly) Galerie Paul Pétridès, Paris. Walter Klinkhoff Gallery, Montreal (possibly acquired from the above, 1974). Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1975. Exhibited Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, 1954-1960 (on extended loan).
Auction: Christie's -Nov 17, 2016 - New-yorkLot number: 1250
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Maurice Utrillo (1883-1955) Moulin de la Galette, Montmartre signed and dated 'Maurice, Utrillo, V, 1937,' (lower right) and inscribed '-Paris-Montmartre-' (lower left) oil on canvas 18 1/8 x 21 5/8 in. (46 x 55 cm.) Painted in 1937 The Association Utrillo has confirmed the authenticity of this work. Provenance Acquired by the family of the present owner, by 1965. Pre-Lot Text PROPERTY OF A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTOR
Auction: Bonhams -Nov 16, 2016 - New-yorkLot number: 9
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MAURICE UTRILLO (1883-1955) Carrefour de la rue Saint-Vincent signed 'Maurice, Utrillo, V.' (lower right) inscribed 'Paris Montmartre 18e Arrt/ Coin des rues de Mont Cenis/ et Saint Vincent/ Maurice, Utrillo, V.' (to the reverse) oil on canvas 18 1/8 x 15 in (46 x 38 cm) Painted circa 1918-1920 Footnotes Provenance Fels Collection, Paris. Galerie Stiebel, Paris (acquired from the above). Private Collection, Texas (acquired from the above in 1964). Thence by descent to present owner. Literature P. Pétridès, L'oeuvre complet de Maurice Utrillo, vol. III, Paris, p.17 no.1272. The Association Maurice Utrillo has kindly confirmed the authenticity of this work. 'Maurice Utrillo is the painter of Montmartre. Since Lépine, I believe no artist has been able to render with such acute sensitivity the sad charm of this little provincial town isolated on the summit of Paris. Utrillo excels in painting the cracked walls of the old houses. The smallest miserable front takes on in his paintings an extraordinary intensity of color and life... He is also a painter of the suburbs... He loves the morose steeples of old churches, the deserted streets of the gloomy suburbs... Maurice Utrillo evokes, above all, for every sensitive Parisian the nostalgia of his native city, its sickly sky, its resigned houses' (Louis Lormel, pen name for the writer and art dealer Louis Libaude, quoted in Maurice Utrillo, exhib. cat., Carnegie Institute Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, 1963, n.p.). The present work shows the crossroads of the rue Saint-Vincent and rue de Mont Cenis in Paris' 18th arrondissement, an area Utrillo knew particularly well having lodged at a small restaurant nearby. As a native of the Montmartre, this bohemian quarter of the French capital would provide a constant source of inspiration for the artist, who was eventually to be buried in the Cimetière Saint-Vincent, only a few hundred feet from this spot. The artist led a turbulent life from an early age, struggling with mental illness and alcoholism. Encouraged to take up painting as a creative outlet by his mother, the artist Suzanne Valadon, Utrillo preferred to paint in a studio away from the unwelcome attention of passers-by, often working from memory and or from postcards. His predilection for deserted street scenes and still lifes has been linked by critics to the artist's inherently reserved and solitary nature: 'undoubtedly the shy Utrillo prefers flowers to people. They do not upset his balance by endless talk' (A. Werner, Utrillo, London, 1953, p.6). Painted circa 1918-20, Carrefour de la rue Saint-Vincent shows a marked move away from Utrillo's période blanche of the early 1910s, in which he applied a strict perspective and a limited white and grey tonal palette. Seeking to render the plastered walls of the Montmartre streets ever more realistically, Utrillo mixed sand and gypsum into the paint. Despite the looser construction and brighter hues of the present work, the artist's characteristic use of texture remains in evidence in the impastoed, almost abstracted, lozenges of chalky white on the building walls, contained within contrasting bold black outlines. We see areas of scratching and scumbled layers to the grey tones, while loose cross-hatching in white and ochre enlivens the walls. Black loops indicate cobbles on the lane which is built up from short dabs of colour, adding movement to the otherwise empty street scene. Utrillo breathes life into this familiar corner of the Montmartre through contrasting textures, Cézanne-like outlines and a rejuvenated palette of vivid blue, bold oranges and lush greens.