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Lot #65 

Václav Bláha

Painting II

acrylic on canvas
350 x 600 cm
Estimate: 500,000 CZK - 1,000,000 CZK
Starting price: 300,000 CZK
Hammer price:
300,000 CZK

acrylic on canvas, 1999, signed lower right, 350 × 600 cm

This monumental work by the co-founder of the art group 12/15 Pozdě, ale přece (Late, but Still), Václav Bláha, was first exhibited in Mánes in 1999. The exhibition was called Messages and was deliberately scheduled for the end of the year as a symbolic turn of the millennium. In 2003, the painting was purchased by a private collector. In 2005, it was exhibited at the AustelungsHalle in Frankfurt at the HOT DOKS exhibition and later in the same year at the HOT DOKS II exhibition in the Palas Festungsgraben Gallery in Berlin. From 2010 up until now, it decorates the foyer of the New Stage of the National Theatre. During auction exhibition the artwork is exhibited on the 4th floor of the foyer of the New Stage of the National Theater, not in the KODL Gallery.