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Olivier Debré

Abstraction Lyrical

  • Sans Titre

Olivier Debré

(1920 - Paris - 1999)

Sans Titre, Circa 1981

Oil on canvas in diptych
Signed and annotated on the back of the left canvas :
Collège d‘EMBRUN 
Left Side
Signée, monogrammée et annotée au dos de la toile de droite :
A mon cher Jean à Christine chère
en reconnaissance
et affection
Right side

Dimensions of each canvas : 18,5 x 26,3 cm and 18,5 x 60 cm
Total dimensions : 18,5 x 86,3 cm

Provenance :
Jean and Christine Faugeron Collection, Brussels

Literature : 
Will be reproduced in the Catalogue raisonné of Olivier Debré's work currently being prepared by Mrs. Sylvie Debré-Huerre, on behalf of the rightful owners, with the assistance of Mrs. Marine Rochard of the CCCOD (Centre de Création Contemporaine Olivier Debré)


Certificate of authenticity by Mrs. Sylvie Debré-Huerre dated 9 March 2022  


Bleu Durance, a composition by Olivier Debré for the refectory of the Lycée professionnel Alpes et Durance in Embrun in the Provence Alpes Côtes d'Azur region (PACA).

Measuring some two metres by eight, Bleu Durance is not designed to go unnoticed with its long vertical flows of blue, yellow and green, evoking the most important river in Provence.


Jean Faugeron (1915-1983) was a famous French architect who designed the Pavillon Français at the 1967 World's Fair in Montreal, Canada, with a monumental painting by Olivier Debré in the lobby. Faugeron was a professor of architecture at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and chief curator of the Palais de Chaillot until January 1983. A great friend and admirer of Olivier Debré, Faugeron often asked the painter to create large compositions for the buildings he constructed.  

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