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Lot 55

Ion Ţuculescu

Totems (Toteme)

[1961]

Oil on cardboard
47 × 71 cm (18.5 × 28 inch)

Sold for €42,500

ADDITIONAL INFO

Artwork description

Signed lower right, in monogram, in black, "ȚUC"

Publications

The work is mentioned in the catalogue of the grand 1999 retrospective exhibition at the National Museum of Art of Romania (page 58, cat. 215).

Lot Notes

This kaleidoscopic work is part of Țuculescu’s third and last creative period known as the “totemic” period. In it he creates a world of essential signs, of circles, spirals, and the characteristic “eyes”. Considering his training as a microbiologist, one cannot help but think that the painting’s explosions of pure colour and gesture resemble the wonders that can only be seen through a microscope.

ARTIST RESUME

Ion Ţuculescu

Craiova, Romania , 1910 - Bucharest, Romania, 1962

Exhibitions:

Solo (Selection)
  • 2012 - “The Ion Ţuculescu Retrospective Exhibition”, Art Museum, Timişoara, Romania (National)
  • 2011 - “Ion Ţuculescu Centenary”, Art Museum, Braşov, Romania (National)
  • 2010 - “Ion Ţuculescu Centenary”, The Cultural Center Art Society, Bucharest, Romania (National)
  • 1999 - "Ion Țuculescu", National Museum of Art of Romania, Bucharest, Romania (National)
  • 1998 - “Ion Ţuculescu - graphics and sculptures”, Museum of Art Collections, Bucharest, Romania (National)
  • 1995 - “In Memoriam Ion Ţuculescu”, Art Museum, Craiova, Romania (National)
  • 1985 - “Ion Ţuculescu” symposium, Art Museum, Craiova, Romania (National)
  • 1972 - “Ion Ţuculescu”, Warsaw, Leningrad, Prague and Bratislava (International)
  • 1970 - “Ion Ţuculescu”, Vienna, Austria (International)
  • 1970 - commemorative exhibition (60 years anniversary), Art Museum, Constanța, Romania (National)
  • 1969 - "Țuculescu", Kunstnerforbundet Gallery, Oslo, Norway (International)
  • 1968 - “Ion Ţuculescu”, Washington, Columbus, Ohio, San Francisco, San Bernadino, USA (International)
  • 1968 - "Țuculescu", Liljevalchs Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden (International)
  • 1966 - Retrospective, Vennice Biennale (International)
  • 1965 - "The Ion Țuculescu Retrospective Exhibition", Dalles Hall, Bucharest, Romania (National)
  • 1961 - "Ion Ţuculescu", National Museum of Art of Romania, Bucharest, Romania (National)
  • 1943 - Romanian Atheneum, Bucharest, Romania (National)
  • 1942 - "The nude in Romanian contemporary art”, Bucharest, Romania (National)
  • 1939 - Dalles Hall, Bucharest, Romania (National)
  • 1938 - Romanian Atheneum, Bucharest, Romania (National)
Group (Selection)
  • 2009-2012 - “Culorile Avangardei”, Museu National de Arte Contemporanea, Lisbon, Portugal; Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Roma, Italy; Narodnie Galerie, Prague (International)
  • 2003 - “Artişti români peregrini prin lume - sec. XIX-XX”, The Art Museum, Craiova, Romania (National)
  • 1997 - “Masterpieces of Romania Interwars Painting from privite collections exhibition”, The National Museum Cotroceni, Bucharest, Romania (National)
  • 1997 - “The Masters of Contemporary Romanian Art", The National Art Museum, Galați, Romania (National)
  • 1979 - “Dumitru Ghiaţă şi Ion Ţuculescu”, Mannheim, Germany (International)
  • 1974 - “Romanian Contemporary Painting from The Art Museum of Cluj’collection”, Budapest, Hungary (International)
  • 1960 - "Images from Dobrogea", Bucharest, Romania (National)
  • 1947 - "Romanian Contemporary Art", Budapest, Hungary (International)
  • 1943 - "Romanian Contemporary Art”, Berne, Switzerland (International)
  • 1942 - "The landscape in Romanian contemporary art”, Bucharest, Romania (National)
  • 1941 - "Young Romanian Artists”, Bucharest, Romania (National)
  • 1940 - "Young Romanian Artists", Bucharest, Romania (National)
Biennial (Selection)
  • 1942 - Vennice Biennale (International)

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