Lot 33

Horia Damian

Cité Mandala


Oil on canvas
75 × 105 cm (29.5 × 41.3 inch)

Starting price €6,000
Estimate €6,000 - €9,000


Artwork not available for purchase


Artwork description

Signed and dated lower centre, in brown, "Damian, 1980"

Lot Notes

Born in Bucharest in 1922, Horia Damian moved to Paris in 1946, becoming an apprentice to Andre Lhote and then, Auguste Herbin. Syncronized with the art of the world, the most important contemporary and modern art institutions exposed his works, syntheses between painting and sculpture, in three-dimensional compositions.

He exhibited at the Venice Biennial, Bridgestone Museum Tokyo, Leo Castelli Gallery New York, Guggenheim Museum New York, MOMA New York, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Stadler Gallery Paris, Musee d‘art Moderne Paris, Centre Pompidou Paris, Grand Palais Paris, National Museum of Contemporary Art Bucharest.


Horia Damian

Bucharest, Romania, 1922 - Paris, France, 2012


Solo (Selection)
  • 2018 - “Damian-96”, Alexandra’s Gallery, Bucharest, Romania (National)
  • 2014 - ”GALAXY", Plan B Gallery, Berlin, Germany (International)
  • 2009 - The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, Romania (National)
  • 2009 - “Ultima Ora”, Mogoșoaia Palace, Romania (National)
  • 1980 - Georges Pompidou Centre, Paris, France (International)
  • 1976 - Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA (International)
  • 1972 - Museum of Modern Art, Paris, France (International)
  • 1962 - Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA (International)
  • 1957 - Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, USA (International)
  • 1956 - Stadler Gallery, Paris, France (International)
Group (Selection)
  • 2016 - "BERLIN SHOW #4: Inventory", Plan B Gallery, Berlin, Germany (International)
  • 2014 - “Printre rânduri”, Fabrica de Pensule Gallery, Cluj-Napoca, Romania (National)
  • 2006, 2007 - Raphael 12 Gallery, Frankfurt, Germany (International)
  • 1991 - Jacqueline Moussion Gallery, Paris, France (International)
  • 1983 - “Simbolurile Locului”, Grand Palais, Paris, France (International)
  • 1980 - “San Francisco Project”, Georges Pompidou Centre, Paris, France (International)
  • 1952 - Exhibition with André Enard, Arnaud Gallery, France (International)
Biennial (Selection)
  • 1993 - Romanian Pavilion at Biennale di Venezia, Italy (International)
  • 1973 - Sao Paolo, Brazil (International)
  • 1942 - Venice, Italy (International)


  • Lissone Award, Milano, Italy, 1956
  • “Anastase Simu” Award, 1946


  • Horia Damian , "The Hill", The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum , New York, 2003
  • Dan Grigorescu, "Dicţionarul avangardelor", Editura Enciclopedică, Bucharest, 1976

News & Events

  • Lavacow Autumn Auction

    By Lavacow Editorial

    A selection of artworks by established Romanian artists (Paul Neagu, Horia Damian, Horia Bernea, Ion Bitzan, Marcel Iancu, Daniel Spoerri, Magdalena Rădulescu, Ștefan Câlția, Sorin Ilfoveanu, Mircea Roman) ...


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