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    Sale 7740

    Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Auction

    1 July 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 197

    César (1921-1998)

    La postella

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    César (1921-1998)
    La postella
    incised with the artist's signature, numbered and with the foundary mark 'Cesar 6/6 A. VALSUANI Cire Perdue' (on the base)
    bronze with gold patina
    12 x 6¼ x 5in. (30.5 x 15.7 x 12.7cm.)
    Executed in 1965, this work is number six from an edition of six plus one artist proof


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    This work will be included in the forthcoming César Catalogue raisonné being prepared by Denyse Durand-Ruel, Paris.

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    Provenance

    Moderne Kunsthandels Anstalt, Vaduz.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1973.


    Literature

    P. Restany, César, Milan 1988, no. 3 (another from the edition illustrated, p. 15).
    D. Durand-Ruel, César Catalogue raisonné 1947-1964, vol. I, Paris 1994, no. 536.