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    Sale 5394

    Impressionist & Modern Art

    10 December 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 141

    Francis Picabia (1878-1953)

    L'oeil de la langue

    Price Realised  


    Francis Picabia (1878-1953)
    L'oeil de la langue
    signed 'Francis Picabia' (lower right), and inscribed 'l'art est/l'art est' (centre left), 'chaude' (upper centre left), 'petit oiseau' (upper right) and 'l'oeil de la langue' (lower right)
    pen and ink on paper
    5½ x 7½in. (13 x 19.1cm.)
    Executed between 1917 and 1920

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    Sold with a photo-certificate from the Comité Picabia, dated Paris, le 24 octobre 2008.

    This work will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of Francis Picabia being prepared by the Comité Francis Picabia and is registered under no.1029.

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    UBU Gallery, New York
    Fondation Beppe Marra, Naples
    Acquired from the above by the present owner