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    Sale 11414

    Living With Art

    29 - 30 March 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 182

    Alexandre Iacovleff (Russian, 1887-1938)

    Bourem

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    Estimate

    Alexandre Iacovleff (Russian, 1887-1938)
    Bourem
    signed, dated and titled 'Bourem/ A Iacovleff/ 1924' (lower right)
    gouache on paper laid down on board
    19 1/4 x 24 5/8 in. (48.9 x 62.5 cm.)
    Painted in 1924.


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    The present work was created during the 'Croisière noire', an expedition sponsored by André Citroën (1878-1935) and Georges-Marie Haardt (1884-1932). The expedition set off in October 1924 to explore the African continent and test Citroën’s new all-terrain vehicles, as well as strengthening the company brand. . Alexandre Iacovleff was chosen as the official artist to document the expedition.

    Iacovleff was a skillful draftsman, working quickly to conceptualize and accurately portray his subjects. He captured the landscape and cultures of Africa, exposing many Westerners to the diverse ethnographic make-up of the continent.

    Provenance

    Collection of Georges-Marie Haardt.
    with Galerie Jacques De Vos, Paris.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE CLAIRE AND GARRICK STEPHENSON COLLECTION