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MASTERPIECE: Michael Zavros – Spring / Fall 2007

PAA007 | 23 June 2021 | Private Auction | 6.30PM

MICHAEL ZAVROS born 1974 Spring / Fall 2007
oil on canvas, © Michael Zavros
Estimate $50,000–70,000
Sale Number: PAA007

MASTERPIECE: Michael Zavros – Spring / Fall 2007

Smith & Singer is honoured to present Spring / Fall 2007 by renowned contemporary artist, Michael Zavros, within our forthcoming private auction on Wednesday 23 June 2021.  

Notable for an art that celebrates desire, consumerism, and loss, Michael Zavros' world is one of fashion and opulent interiors where images are coolly static or filled with baroque detail.  The Zavros ‘look’ is a blank stare of sorts, a mediation, that gives his paintings a considered sheen.  Spring / Fall 2007 hails from the artist's acclaimed series of large-scale compositions of meticulously painted horses shown in various dramatic poses and set against a white background.  A comparable composition, Spring / Fall II (Private Collection), sold Smith & Singer, 20 April 2021 for $79,773, achieving a world auction record for the artist.  Carved and classical in look, these paintings recall the Elgin Marbles in The British Museum, London.  Both horses literally ‘spring’ and ‘fall’ in these paintings without context, offering an inversion of the equestrian endeavour.

By its very scale and execution, a significant painting, the allusions that Michael Zavros draws with this work are far reaching.  The horse jumps, and in this very act, our interpretation broadens, opening space and meaning.  The image ripples with light and an innate beauty, catalysing the compassion we feel for the animal, or indeed any sentient being.


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PRIVATE AUCTION
23 JUNE 2021 l 6.30 PM

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WEDNESDAY 9 JUNE –

WEDNESDAY 23 JUNE

 

 
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