“Kerfluffle on a Paris round-about with little boy watching- 1956
30 x 20 Inches (76.2 x 50.8 cm) – Oil on wood – The Golden Mean – Titanium braced
Painting by Denise Houk based on Photography by Ülric
What can one expect on a cold Parisian day on a round-about? An accident?
Enroute to Versailles, Ülric captures all the elements of a minor grade traffic accident. Drivers, vintage cab, gendarme and a little ragamuffin, gather to celebrate an early morning ‘ticket event’ . . .
Colors and shadows contribute to this ‘frozen-in-time’ event.
The gendarme is doing his duty, cab driver defending his turf and driver protecting his investment . . .
What the little boy is doing on the scene is unknown – he simply appeared and yet fills out an important part of the overall event.
What is amazing is that in four different photos and in four different countries – a little fellow of the same size shows up – Yugoslavia, Albania, Spain and France – in the 50’s
Denise Houk works her magic with oils to follow the Richter photo-onto-art magic – a Paris scene of the mid-fifties becomes a colorful oil-on-wood.
Portrait signed by Ülric and artist.
One of four works in the Teträtähge Legacy Series (Paris-of-the-Fifties) sold only as a set of four. $175.5 million reserve bid – anticipated ten year appreciation – 30 per cent.