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    Sale 7543

    The Art of the Surreal (immediately following the Impressionist and Modern Art, Evening Sale)

    4 February 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 185

    Joan Miró (1893-1983)

    Femme VI/VI

    Price Realised  

    Joan Miró (1893-1983)
    Femme VI/VI
    signed with the initial 'M' (lower left); signed and dated 'Miró 16/2/60' (on the reverse)
    oil on burlap
    13¾ x 8 5/8 in. (35 x 22 cm.)
    Painted in February 1960


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    This painting is sold with a photo-certificate from Jacques Dupin.

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    Provenance

    Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York.
    Perls Galleries, New York (no. 10494).
    Galería Theo, Madrid.
    Galerie Tamenaga, Paris (no. 323).
    Galerie Urban, Paris.
    Davlyn Gallery, New York.
    Anonymous sale, Christie's, New York, 20 November 1998, lot 760.
    Tornabuoni Arte, Milan.
    Acquired from the above by the present owners on 9 May 2000.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION


    Literature

    J. Dupin, Joan Miró: Life and Work, Cologne, 1962, no. 947 (illustrated p. 572).
    Y. Taillandier, Creación Miró 1961, Barcelona, 1962, p. 19 (illustrated).
    C. Simon, J. Miró, Femmes, Paris, 1965, pl. 6 (illustrated).
    J. Perucho, Miró y Cataluña, Barcelona, 1969, no. 82 (illustrated p. 110).
    J. Dupin, Joan Miró, Catalogue raisonné, vol. IV, Paintings, 1959-1968, Paris, 2002, no. 1077 (illustrated p. 1960-59).


    Exhibited

    Madrid, Galería Theo, Joan Miró, May - June 1978 (illustrated). Paris, Gallery Urban, Collection Urban, February - May 1990.
    Milan, Tornabuoni Arte, Maestri moderni e contemporanei, December 1999 (illustrated p. 159).