Lot 1

Paul Neagu

Dialectic Man


Hand coloured serigraph
76 × 56.5 cm (29.9 × 22.2 inch)

Sold for €1,800


Artwork description

Numbered lower left, in pencil, "24/45"; titled, signed, dated and noted lower right, in pencil, ”Dialectic Man, P. NEAGU, 1979, Hand coloured screenprint”

Edition, Series



the collection of Maeve Patricia Hall, owner and resident of Narrow Water, Ireland

Lot Notes

Paul Neagu made a crucial contribution to the development of conceptual art in both Romania and Britain. His complex body of work revolves around his philosophy, according to which everything that exists is simultaneously distinct and interconnected. Neagu was a significant name of the 1960s Romanian neo-avantgarde. After settling in London in the 1970s, Paul Neagu worked as an artist and teacher. His art had a great impact on those who later became Britain’s leading sculptors of the 80s and 90s, including Tony Cragg, Antony Gormley, Anish Kapoor. Neagu’s works have been exhibited at Tate Britain, Victoria and Albert Museum, The Henry Moore Foundation, The Scottish National Gallery (United Kingdom), the Philadelphia Museum of Art, (U.S.A), Fukuoka Museum (Japan), The National Museum of Art (Romania). 


Paul Neagu

Bucharest, Romania, 1938 - London, UK, 2004


Solo (Selection)
  • 2015 - "Paul Neagu: Palpable Sculpture", Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, UK (International)
  • 2014 - "Going Tornado", Ivan Gallery, Bucharest, Romania (National)
  • 2009 - Romanian Cultural Institute, London, UK (International)
  • 2000 - Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana, Slovenia (International)
  • 1994 - Brukenthal Museum, Sibiu, Romania (National)
  • 1979 - “Great Gathering of Hyphens”, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK (International)
  • 1971 - Sigi Krauss Gallery, London, UK (International)
Group (Selection)
  • 2006 - "Artişti în exil", The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, Romania (National)
  • 1997 - “Out of Actions - Between Performance and Object”, in Barcelona, Tokyo, Vienna, Contemporary Museum of Art, Los Angeles (International)
  • 1975 - “The Condition of Sculpture”, Hayward Gallery, London, UK (International)
  • 1969 - “Bauzentrum”, Hamburg, Germany (International)
  • 1969 - “Palpable Art Manifesto”, Demarco Gallery, Edinburgh, UK (International)
Biennial (Selection)
  • 2015 - "Mapping Bucharest: Art, Memory, and Revolution 1916–2016", MAK Vienna, Vienna Biennale (International)


  • Tony Cobbeld Award, 1976
  • The Arts Council England Award, 1973


  • Tate Britain, England, United Kingdom
  • Victoria and Albert Museum, England, United Kingdom
  • The Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • The Henry Moore Foundation, England, United Kingdom
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art, U.S.A
  • Fukuoka Museum, Japan
  • National Museum of Art, Romania

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