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    Sale 5846

    Impressionist & Modern Art

    29 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 101

    Françoise Gilot (b.1921)

    Nature morte avec fleurs

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    Françoise Gilot (b.1921)
    Nature morte avec fleurs
    signed and dated 'F. Gilot 58' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    36 x 25¼in. (92 x 65cm.)

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    The authenticity of this work has kindly been confirmed by Mrs. Françoise Gilot, and is registered under no.456.
    Nature morte avec fleurs by Françoise Gilot was painted in 1958, and is typical of the artist's colourful and symbolic compositions. Gilot began her adult life by following her dream of becoming an artist, leaving the security of her parents' home to live in her grandmother's attic. This canvas was painted five years after her separation from Pablo Picasso, with whom she had two children, Claude and Paloma.

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    Paris, Galerie Coard, 1959