Lot 197
Běla Kolářová (1923 - 2010) BALANCED WORLD

Assemblage, cardboard
47,5 x 41 cm (h x w)
Lower left "B.K. 74"

Starting price
140 000 CZK
   |   5 833 €
Price realized
650 000 CZK
   |   27 083 €
price without premium

Běla Kolářová worked on artistic experiments simultaneously with her husband Jiří Kolář. At first she worked with photographic methods, and during the 1960s she began to arrange photographs of objects and small objects into geometric grids. The work Srovnány svět is exceptional in its tension and mild uneasiness, which accentuates the effort to achieve visual perfection with sharp and potentially dangerous razor blades and small nuts and washers, perhaps from one large and artificially created mechanism in which even human beings found themselves at the time.