Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is a pencil?

What is a pencil?

A Pencil is a writing tool constructed with a core of solid pigment, either black or colored, encased by a protective layer of wood or composite material. Pencils leave marks on paper by leaving part of the core pigment on the surface.

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Allen Jones

Study for Night Fever, 1990

Drawing / Watercolor

Pencil

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Allen Jones

Cascade, 1999

Drawing / Watercolor

Pencil

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Fernando Botero

Hunter, 1980

Drawing / Watercolor

Pencil

USD 37,000 - 44,000

Alex Katz

Tracy, 2009

Drawing / Watercolor

Pencil

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Roger Raveel

Landschap met opvliegende zwarte kraai, 1970-75

Drawing / Watercolor

Pencil

EUR 5,500

Andy Warhol

Rats and Star Band Member #2 , 1983

Drawing / Watercolor

Pencil

EUR 39,000

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Late modernism

This is an art term under visual arts that encompasses overall production of the most recent(latest) art that came to being between the aftermath of the second world war and the beginning of the 21st century. The terminology is at times used by artists to point to the similarities that exist between post-modernism and late-modernism though some differences exist.

New Leipzig School

A movement in modern German painting, it's the third generation and relates to how Germany today post-reunification looks like. The movement for the new Leipzig school is linked to people like Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig. Unlike the first generation of Leipzig paintings, the third generation do not have clear characteristics and messages. Instead, the paintings are a combination of figurative and abstract elements, making creativity come to the forefront.

Automatism

Automatism refers to the process of accessing material from the unconscious or subconscious within the creative process. It is Sigmund Freud’s method used during psychoanalysis called free association. Artists valued the process for its ability to stimulate creative thought and activity.

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