Part of a group consigned to the saleroom by long-time Dallas collectors Nancy Lee and Perry Bass, this richly impasted
canvas soared over its unpublished estimate to sell for $81.
In the paintings made this year Cheung's acrylic paint is heavily impasted
and drippy, in contrast to the smooth surface of Technophobia from 2005, the only earlier painting in the show.
The artist revolutionised the painted image, using the techniques of watercolour to build up a pictorial surface with layers of thin, translucent colour as well as by touches of impasted
He used a wide range of media - oil, acrylic, ink, wax crayon, egg yolk and vinegar - to build up richly impasted
surfaces of glowing golden light which call the work of the old masters, even Leonardo da Vinci, to mind.
While the MoMA canvas, with its prominent hearts and phalluses, proposes the moment of love and lust, this more tumultuous and visceral interpretation, with its suggestion of blood and scratch marks and great gobs and spatters of impasted
pigment, seems to focus on the thrashing and brutality of the rape itself.
5m [pounds sterling]; and Frank Auerbach's lush and deeply impasted
In this room is just about all there is of modern and contemporary art,' says Lady Juliet in her bell-like staccato, her dazzling blue eyes moving from the two husbands to the explosion of impasted
, fiery colour that is Epstein's Dahlias.
The bisection accounts for the unusual narrow, upright format, its verticality emphasised by the black striped background that intrudes into the pictorial space and offsets Bacon's famously visceral and impasted
handling of flesh.
A great, elegiac evening sky casts a soft golden light across the shore, but it is the reflections in the wet sand and the crusty, impasted
tracks left by horse and wagon that are the real marvel and they fall into place only when you stand well back from the canvas.
Weissmann, it transpires, also owns Soutine's blood-red and richly impasted
Butcher's Stall of 1919.
Childe Hassam's richly impasted
Land's End, Coast of Maine of around 1900 complements the group of no less vividly patinated and oxidised bronzes below.
Every stroke of the brush, every scrape of the palette knife and every ridge of impasted
paint is clear and crisp, and the artist's fingerprints clearly mark the painting's edges.