• Christie's Interiors auction at Christies

    Sale 5976

    Christie's Interiors

    6 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 314

    Willy Aractingi (American, 1930-2003)

    Crocodiles in tears want to eat Jane

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    Willy Aractingi (American, 1930-2003)
    Crocodiles in tears want to eat Jane
    indistinctly signed and dated '87', and signed, dated and inscribed 'Les crocodiles en larmes/veulent croquer Jane/Août 87' (on the reverse)
    oil on canvas
    35 x 45¾ in. (88.9 x 116.3 cm.)


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    A self-taught artist, Willy Aractingi's work was inspired by fictional stories and fables. His gratest undertaking was to paint Jean de la Fontaine's entire 246 fables on individual canvases, which took him seven years.

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