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    Sale 2138

    Impressionist /Modern Art

    11 February 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 88

    Sonia Delaunay (1884-1979)

    Variante 6

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    Sonia Delaunay (1884-1979)
    Variante 6
    signed, titled and dated 'Sonia Delaunay variante 6 1961' (lower right)
    gouache and pen and black ink over pencil on paper
    10¼ x 8¼ in. (26 x 21 cm.)
    Executed in 1961


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    Jean-Louis Delaunay and Richard Riss have confirmed the authenticity of this work.

    The current work is a variation on an engraving Delaunay produced for a catalogue accompanying a 1961 exhibition at the London based Brooks Gallery. That same year Delaunay illustrated a text by Tristan Tzara entitled Juste Present, with 8 original engravings published by La Rose des Vents.

    Provenance

    Kay Hillman, Chicago.
    Jean de Castella, Tivoli, New York (acquired circa 1975).