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    Sale 1902

    Impressionist and Modern Works on Paper

    7 November 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 223

    Salvador Dali (1904-1989)

    Armchairs Such as These Will be Used to Fit the Curves of the Human Body

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    Estimate

    Salvador Dali (1904-1989)
    Armchairs Such as These Will be Used to Fit the Curves of the Human Body
    signed 'Dalí' (lower right)
    pen and India ink on paper
    11½ x 9¾ in. (29.2 x 24.8 cm.)
    Drawn circa 1937


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    Robert and Nicolas Descharnes have confirmed the authenticity of this drawing.

    Provenance

    Sturdevant, Palm Beach.
    La Boétie, Inc., New York.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner, January 1980.


    Exhibited

    Brooklyn Museum of Art, on extended loan (1947-1951).
    New York, Gallery of Modern Art, Salvador Dalí, 1910-1965, 1965-1966, no. 186C (illustrated).
    Baden-Baden, Staatliche Kunsthalle, Salvador Dalí, 1971.
    Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Institute of Contemporary Art and La Jolla, Institute of Contemporary Art, Improbable Furniture, March-July 1977.
    New York, La Boétie, Inc., Strictly Drawings, October-December 1979.