• The Art of the Surreal Evening auction at Christies

    Sale 7903

    The Art of the Surreal Evening Sale

    2 February 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 135

    Francis Picabia (1878-1953)

    Baigneuses

    Price Realised  

    Francis Picabia (1878-1953)
    Baigneuses
    signed 'Francis Picabia' (lower right)
    oil on panel
    39 3/8 x 39 3/8 in. (100 x 100 cm.)
    Painted circa 1935-1937


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    This work is sold with a photo-certificate from the Comité Picabia.

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    VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 17.5% on the buyer's premium.


    Provenance

    Galerie de l'Elysée (Alex Maguy), Paris (no. 1687).
    Acquired by the parents of the previous owner before 1980, and thence by descent; sale, Sotheby's, Paris, 13 December 2007, lot 45 (EUR 264,250).
    Patrick Painter Inc., Santa Monica, CA.
    Acquired from the above by the present owners.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE AMERICAN COLLECTOR