Osborne Samuel Gallery

Bram Bogart (Delft 1921-2012 Sint Truiden)
Agglomeration, 1959
Homemade paint on canvas
H 95.3 x W 158 x D 5 cm
Signed and dated lower right
Also signed, dated and titled verso
Provenance: Arthur Tooth Gallery, UK (March 1959); Martin Summers Art Ltd, London-J P Cochrane Collection (2005); Fine Art Society, London (2006); Rosenfeld Porcini, London (2017); Vigo Gallery, London (2022); private collection
Exhibitions: 1960, Matter Painting, ICA, London (Bram Bogart, Lucio Fontana, Nicolas De Stael, Antonio Tapies, Jean Dubuffet, Jean Fautrier) (21 Sep-22 Oct, 1960); 2013, The Continuation of Romance painting an Interrupted discourse, Rosenfeld Porcini, London; 2017, Bram Bogart. Zonzucht, Vigo Gallery, London

The Bram Bogart is a wonderful early painting first exhibited in 1960 at the ICA in London. The strength and texture of the thick homemade paint, so typical of his work, is impossible to photograph. Paint is treated by the artist for physical as well as its compositional qualities, exuding beyond the surface.