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[24Jun13] I saw my first Moss paintings in the 2012 Mondrian exhibition in Rome. Since then, all has gone quiet on the Moss front, but this week, two pieces of news: an exhibition and a Moss up for sale.

For sale at Sotheby's, London on 11-12th July 2013

Marlow Moss White, Red and Black, 1949

From the sales catalogue,
Gimpel & Hanover Gallery, Zürich, where acquired by the present owner, 4th September 1979
Zürich, Gimpel & Hanover Gallery, Marlow Moss: Constructions, Drawings, Paintings, 1st December 1973 - 19th January 1974, cat. no.17, illustrated, with tour to Gimpel Fils, London.

It sold for £ 56,250. We called in to see it on the day of the sale and a kind, enthusiastic and entertaining Sotheby's employee took it off the wall to let us examine the back. The pieces of wood are just glued to the canvas and are working loose. I bought some lottery tickets, just in case the Gods of Chance wanted me to own it: I won £16.50 which will easily pay for the materials to make one.
Marlow Moss White, Red and Black
And an exhibition at Tate St Ives,
'This display will present a group of important works by Marlow Moss, now regarded of as one of Britain’s most important Constructivist artists.The paintings, reliefs and sculptures, drawn from collections in the UK and Europe, are primarily concerned with an interrogation of movement, space and light.'
Their page shows Balanced Forms in Gunmetal on Cornish Granite 1956–7.
Marlow Moss Balanced Forms in Gunmetal on Cornish Granite

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