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    Sale 12071

    Impressionist & Modern Art Day Sale

    13 May 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1218

    Andre Masson (1896-1987)

    Les Comètes (Métamorphose astrale)

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    Andre Masson (1896-1987)
    Les Comètes (Métamorphose astrale)
    signed 'andré Masson' (lower center); titled 'Les comètes' (on the reverse)
    tempera and sand on canvasboard
    12 ½ x 10 in. (31.8 x 25.4 cm.)
    Painted in 1943


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    The Comité André Masson has confirmed the authenticity of this work.

    Provenance

    Buchholz Gallery (Curt Valentin), New York.
    Lois Orswell, Connecticut (acquired from the above, circa 1946).
    Gift from the above to the present owner, 1957.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM DECORDOVA SCULPTURE PARK AND MUSEUM, SOLD TO BENEFIT FUTURE ACQUISITIONS


    Literature

    M.B. Cohn, Lois Orswell, David Smith and Modern Art, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Masssachusetts, 2002, p. 373.


    Exhibited

    Cambridge, Massachusetts, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, 1953-1955 (on extended loan).