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    Sale 1209

    Collection Yves Saint Laurent et Pierre Bergé

    23 - 25 February 2009, Paris

  • Lot 48

    LOUIS FERNANDEZ (1900-1973)

    Composition

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    LOUIS FERNANDEZ (1900-1973)
    Composition
    signé 'FERNANDEZ' (en bas à droite)
    huile, encre noire et traces de mine de plomb sur carton d'artiste
    27 x 27.1 cm. (10 5/8 x 10¾ in.)
    Peint vers 1930


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    Peintre espagnol ayant passé sa vie en France, Louis Fernandez fut un ami proche de Picasso dans les années trente. Remarqué par nombre de ses contemporains, tels que Georges Braque et Piet Mondrian, une exposition rétrospective célébra son oeuvre en 1972 au Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou à Paris.

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    Provenance

    Jean-Sébastien Szwarc/
    Acquis auprès de celui-ci par Yves Saint Laurent et Pierre Bergé.


    Post Lot Text

    'COMPOSITION'; SIGNED LOWER RIGHT; OIL, BLACK INK AND TRACES OF PENCIL ON CANVASBOARD.


    Spanish painter who lived his whole life in France, Louis Fernandez was a very close friend of Picasso in the 1930s. Noted by many of his contemporaries such as Georges Braque and Piet Mondrian, a retrospective exhibition celebrated his art in 1972 at the Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris.