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Stacha Halpern

Untitled (Carcass), c. 1960

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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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1962

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Paysage

Stacha Halpern

1960

oil on paper, 11.50 x 15.00

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Untitled (Portrait)

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c. 1965

oil on unstretched canvas, 36.50 x 20.00

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Portrait

Stacha Halpern

1956

oil on paper, 15.00 x 13.00

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Portrait

Stacha Halpern

1956

oil on paper, 15.00 x 13.00

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Portrait

Stacha Halpern

1963

oil on paper, 16.50 x 11.00

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Paysage (Mountains)

Stacha Halpern

1960

oil on paper, 10.90 x 13.90

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Face II

Stacha Halpern

1968

terracotta, 25.00 x 16.00

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Self Portrait

Stacha Halpern

1968

oil on board, 28.00 x 28.00

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Le Garrique, South of France

Stacha Halpern

1963

gouache on paper, 50.00 x 80.00

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Untitled - Self Portraits

Stacha Halpern

1967

oil pastel and crayon on paper, suite of 3, 13.50 x 17.50

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Untitled - Landscape

Stacha Halpern

1962

oil on canvas, 115.50 x 147.50

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Multiple Frames

Stacha Halpern

c. 1968

oil on board, 112.00 x 157.00

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Self-Portrait - Untitled

Stacha Halpern

1965

charcoal on paper, 23.00 x 17.00

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Self Portrait (Melbourne)

Stacha Halpern

c. 1966

oil pastel on paper, 27.00 x 25.00

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Carcass (Boeuf)

Stacha Halpern

c. 1961

oil on canvas, 130.00 x 97.00

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Mountains

Stacha Halpern

1960

oil on paper, 11.50 x 14.00

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Seascape

Stacha Halpern

1965

oil on board, 55.00 x 91.00

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Landscape

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1962

oil on canvas, 64.00 x 99.00

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Portrait

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1968

oil on canvas board, 41.00 x 30.00

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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.