• The Art of the Surreal Evening auction at Christies

    Sale 7903

    The Art of the Surreal Evening Sale

    2 February 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 101

    Hans Bellmer (1902-1975)

    (i) Les yeux
    (ii) Sans titre

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    Hans Bellmer (1902-1975)
    (i) Les yeux
    (ii) Sans titre
    (i) signed 'Bellmer' (lower right)
    (ii) signed 'Bellmer' (lower right) and dated '61' (lower left)
    (i) black chalk heightened with white gouache on light grey paper
    (ii) black chalk and pencil heightened with white gouache on light grey paper
    (i) 19 5/8 x 25 7/8 in. (49.8 x 65.8 cm.)
    (ii) 25¾ x 19¾ in. (65.4 x 50 cm.)
    (i) Executed in 1961-1962
    (ii) Executed in 1961-1962
    (2) (2)


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    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium, which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.


    Provenance

    (ii) Daniel B. Cordier, La Haye au Roi, by 1967.
    M. Suriray, Basel, by 1971.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN


    Literature

    (i) S. Alexandrian, Hans Bellmer, Paris, 1971 (illustrated pp. 14-15).


    Exhibited

    (ii) Berlin-Tempelhof, Kunstamt, Bellmer, June - July 1967, no. 137, p. 39 (illustrated n.p.).
    Paris, Centre National d'Art Contemporain, Hans Bellmer, November 1971 - January 1972, no. 142.