“Block 10” oil on canvas, 200x160 cm, signed and dated on the back, Philippe Pasqua 2001 Original work with its certificate of authenticity. Provenance: Monaco private collection. One of Philippe Pasqua's most important works. Rare and imposing paintings from the “blue” series entitled “10 operating theaters” representing a large newborn. The brushstrokes accumulated almost to saturation are like uppercuts, the result of the artist's hand-to-hand combat with the canvas. If he always sketches a preparatory drawing from a photo as a starting point, quickly it is painting that takes over. Abused by the broad brushstrokes, it becomes like a second skin on the thick canvas. This surface-matter is just as important as the painted subject and is organized in a sort of boiling chaos. The energy of creation is still there, witnessing the enjoyment and happiness of painting. "Notice to all contemporary art collectors and investors" Note: this painting comes directly from the owner, it has never been sold at auction. this is the first time it is on sale.