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    Sale 7703

    Impressionist/Modern Works on Paper

    5 February 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 154

    Yves Tanguy (1900-1955)

    Hekla

    Price Realised  

    Yves Tanguy (1900-1955)
    Hekla
    bears the signature and date 'YVES TANGUY 52' (lower right)
    gouache, brush and black ink and wax crayon on beige paper
    28 7/8 x 23 7/8 in. (73.5 x 60.5 cm.)
    Executed in 1952


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    Provenance

    Galerie Claude Bernard, Paris (no. S1532).
    Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York, by 1963.
    Galerie Beyeler, Basel, by 1974 until probably 1988 (no. 7955).
    Daniel Filipacchi, Paris.
    Anonymous sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 25 November 1998, lot 52.
    Galerie Tessa Herold, Paris.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner circa 2002.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN COLLECTION


    Literature

    P. Matisse, Yves Tanguy, Un Recueil de ses oeuvres, New York, 1963, no. 443 (illustrated p. 186).
    D. Marchesseau, Yves Tanguy, Paris, 1973, p. 42 (illustrated).
    P. Waldberg, Yves Tanguy, Brussels, 1977, p. 346 (illustrated p. 197).
    Mizue, Tokyo, Summer 1983, no. 927, p. 39.


    Exhibited

    Rome, Galleria dell'Obelisco, Yves Tanguy, 1953, no. 20.
    New York, Pierre Matisse Gallery, Exhibition of Gouaches and Drawings by Yves Tanguy, March - April 1963, no. 33 (illustrated).
    New York, Byron Gallery, The Surrealists, November - December 1969, no. 60b.
    Basel, Galerie Beyeler, Surréalisme et peinture, February - April 1974, no. 55 (illustrated).
    Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Yves Tanguy, Rétrospective 1925-1955, June - September 1982, no. 114 (illustrated p. 152); this exhibition later travelled to Baden-Baden, Staatliche Kunsthalle, & New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
    Ludwigshafen, Wilhelm Hack Museum, Apokalypse - Ein Prinzip Hoffnung, 1985, no. 96 (illustrated p. 209).
    Basel, Galerie Beyeler, Landschaften und Horizonte, October - December 1987, no. 39 (illustrated).
    Basel, Galerie Beyeler, Aquarelle, Gouachen, Zeichnungen, October - December 1988, no. 107.
    Basel, Galerie Beyeler, Surrealismus, Traum des Jahrhunderts, October 1995 - March 1996, no. 93.