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    Sale 12294

    Impressionist & Modern Art

    24 June 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 63

    Hans Bellmer (1902-1975)

    La toupie

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Hans Bellmer (1902-1975)
    La toupie
    signed 'Hans Bellmer’ (lower right), dated '1956’ (lower left)
    watercolour and pencil on paper
    sheet: 15 1/8 x 10 7/8 in. (38.5 x 27.6 cm.)
    image: 9 ½ x 9 3/8 in. (24 x 23.8 cm.)
    Executed in 1956


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    This work was executed after the painting La toupie, circa 1937–1952, held in the Tate Gallery collection since 1964. The work was formerly known as Le père but was renamed by the artist.

    Special Notice

    Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.


    Provenance

    Marcel Zerbib (Galerie Diderot), Paris.
    Obelisk Gallery, London.
    Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, London, 11 December 1969, lot 122.
    David Hughes, London, by whom acquired at the above sale.
    V. J. Smith, London, by 1972.
    Private collection, London.


    Saleroom Notice

    Madame Rodica Aldoux has confirmed the authenticity of this work.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY OF TITLE


    Exhibited

    Paris, Centre National d'Art Contemporain, Hans Bellmer, November 1971 - January 1972, no. 93.