Lot 37

Paul Gherasim


Oil on canvas
38.5 × 38.5 cm (15.2 × 15.2 inch)


Sold for €800


Artwork description

Signed and titled on the back "Paul Gherasim, Mandilion"


private collection, Switzerland

Lot Notes

Paul Gherasim is a co-founder of the Prolog group. He paints nature as a place of expectation, of waiting for the ultimate meaning: what he calls the Logos in Heideggerian terms. For his brushwork, he adopts une stratégie du peu by gradually eliminating colour until its translucence allows light to pass through it and beyond it. His canvases are governed by the square and the rhomb, symbols descended from the religious icons that used to inspire Malevich.


Paul Gherasim

Botoșani, Romania, 1925 - Bucharest, Romania, 2016


Solo (Selection)
  • 2014 - "Început de dialog între doi pictori: Cristian Dițoiu - Paul Gherasim", Anticariat Curtea Veche Gallery, Bucharest, Romania (National)
  • 2013 - "Urme de pictură", Anticariat Curtea Veche Gallery, Bucharest, Romania (National)
  • 2005 - "Prologos", Palatele Brâncovenești, Mogoșoaia de la Porțile Bucureștilor, Mogoșoaia, Romania (National)
  • 1995 - Catacomba Gallery, Bucharest, Romania (National)
  • 1972 - "Bolți de lumină", Amfora Gallery, Bucharest, Romania (National)
  • 1966 - Galateea Gallery, Bucharest, Romania (National)
Group (Selection)
  • 2012 - "Prolog – Alb și flori de măr", Anticariat Curtea Veche Gallery, Bucharest, Romania (National)
  • 2010 - "Prolog – 25 de ani", Anticariat Curtea Veche Gallery, Bucharest, Romania (National)
  • 2010 - Zikkurat Gallery, Budapest, Hungary (International)
  • 2006 - "Prolog 20 de ani", The Alba-Iulia Art Museum, Romania (National)
  • 2004 - The Arad Art Museum, Romania (National)
  • 2001, 2004 - Anticariat Curtea Veche Gallery, Bucharest, Romania (National)
  • 2000 - Ludovic Gallery, Bucharest, Romania (National)
  • 1996, 1999, 2002 - 28 Gallery, Timișoara, Romania (National)
  • 1995 - Limassol, Cyprus (International)
  • 1994 - Arte Fiera- Seduzione della Differeza, Bologna, Italy (International)
  • 1994 - The Romanian Institute of Culture and Humanistic Research, Palazzo Correr, Venice, Italy (International)
  • 1994 - The Timișoara Art Museum, Romania (National)
  • 1992, 1996 - Catacomba Gallery, Bucharest, Romania (National)
  • 1991 - Artexpo Gallery, Bucharest, Romania (National)
  • 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990 - Căminul Artei Gallery, Bucharest, Romania (National)


This Lot is available for inspection at the Lavacow office on request only.

In addition to the hammer price you will have to pay the buyer's premium, which represents 18% of the hammer price. Lavacow members benefit of a reduction of the tax to 17% in the case of 'Collector' members and to 16% in the case of 'VIP' members.

You can choose to pick up the Lot from the Lavacow office in Bucharest, free of charge, or have it delivered from our office to your address, in which case you will cover any related expenses and taxes.



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