(Rădăuți 1928 - Paris 2010)
Interior with Drawings
Signed and dated Arikha Nov.88 at the lower centre edge.
505 x 300 mm. (19 7/8 x 11 3/4 in.)
Drawn in November 1988, this pastel is closely related to a much larger oil painting entitled Reflections on the Drawings, completed in December of the following year and today in a private collection, in which the side of a bookcase appears at the left edge of the canvas. The framed drawing at the upper left of this composition, a study of heads by Alberto Giacometti, is more readily evident in the large painting.
Arikha returned to the motif of reflections in a wall of framed drawings several years later, in a large pastel drawing executed on the 11th and 12th of January, 2000.
Marlborough Fine Art, London.