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Stacha Halpern

Untitled (Carcass), c. 1960

Price: $6,500

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oil on board

64.00 x 55.00

unsigned

Provenance:

Gift from the Artist to Barry Skinner, c. 1960 in Paris or London

Exhibited:

Art & Furniture II, Charles Nodrum Gallery, 9 April - 2 May, 2015, no. 21

Note:

An excerpt from Charles Nodrum's introduction to a 1996 Halpern exhibition:
"Halpern stares at sides of beef with the same fascinated revulsion that Roquentin gazed at the roots of trees, and his paint has the same enticingly dangerous tactility that Sartre’s hero found in rain-sodden newspapers.  But Halpern is even closer to the meat (literally and figuratively) in that he seems to handle his knife like the butcher handles his: the paint goes on the canvas like a steak being sliced off the bone.  And on a deeper level it gets more serious: in a brief introduction to one of Halpern’s exhibitions, Raymond Queneau tells the story of a woman who was so shocked by the sight of a slab of beef on a butcher’s block that she lost all her vital instincts and wasted away till she died of starvation: the sudden confrontation with her own flesh, and death, was just too much for her.  In this context, the carcass of beef becomes a metaphor for the human body and the whole series of paintings takes on a further dimension as a grim, even grisly meditation on death."

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Carcass

Stacha Halpern

1967

oil on paper, 25.50 x 16.00

Price: $800

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Landscape

Stacha Halpern

1962

30.00 x 60.00

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Paysage - Landscape

Stacha Halpern

1962

oil on canvas, 115.50 x 147.50

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Carcass (Boeuf)

Stacha Halpern

c. 1960

oil on canvas, 120.00 x 120.00

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Composition

Stacha Halpern

1961

oil on canvas, 55.00 x 33.00

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Landscape

Stacha Halpern

1962

oil on canvas, 64.00 x 99.00

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Portrait

Stacha Halpern

1968

oil on board, 40.00 x 60.00

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Portrait of Mira, the Artist's daughter

Stacha Halpern

c. 1961 - 1962

oil on canvas, 73.00 x 54.00

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Carcass (Boeuf)

Stacha Halpern

c. 1960

oil on board, 99.00 x 58.00

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Seascape

Stacha Halpern

1966

oil on paper, 21.00 x 14.50

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Nuit d’orage (Stormy night)

Stacha Halpern

1962

oil on canvas, 64.50 x 91.50

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Composition

Stacha Halpern

c. 1960

oil on canvas, 89.00 x 116.00

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Composition

Stacha Halpern

c. 1960

oil on canvas, 89.00 x 116.00

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Paysage (Landscape

Stacha Halpern

1957

oil on canvas, 38.00 x 46.00

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(Reclining Nude)

Stacha Halpern

1968

oil on canvas, 59.00 x 82.00

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Landscape

Stacha Halpern

1967

oil on paper, 11.50 x 17.00

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Self Portrait

Stacha Halpern

1964

oil on canvas, 22.00 x 13.50

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Bowl (with nudes)

Stacha Halpern

1966

glazed terracotta, 7.50 x 11.50

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Bowl

Stacha Halpern

c. 1967

glazed terracotta, 7.00 x 18.00

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Fluted Vase

Stacha Halpern

c. 1966

glazed terracotta, 26.00

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Untitled (Carcass/Head)

Stacha Halpern

c. 1960

oil on board, 64.00 x 55.00

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Landscape

Stacha Halpern

1961

Oil on paper , 13.50 x 21.00

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Composition

Stacha Halpern

1962

oil on canvas, 140.00 x 190.00

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Seascape - Bouzigues

Stacha Halpern

1965

oil on paper, 13.50 x 21.00

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Mountains

Stacha Halpern

c. 1960

oil on paper, 10.00 x 24.00

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Since its establishment in 1984, the Charles Nodrum Gallery’s exhibition program embraces a diversity of media and styles - from painting, sculpture & works on paper to graphics and photography; from figurative, geometric, gestural, surrealist & social comment to installation & conceptually based work.