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    Sale 2005

    Latin American Sale Evening Session

    28 - 29 May 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 142

    Leonora Carrington (English/Mexican B. 1917)

    Lepidóptero (also known as To Be an Insect)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Leonora Carrington (English/Mexican B. 1917)
    Lepidóptero (also known as To Be an Insect)
    painted wood
    28 x 6½ x 6 in. (71 x 17 x 15 cm.)
    Executed circa 1952.


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    Provenance

    Marie Moorehead Carrington collection, England.
    Harold Moorehead Carrington collection, England.
    Stephanie Bonte Carrington collection, Isle of Man.


    Literature

    J. García Ponce, Leonora Carrington, Mexico City, 1974, p. 8 (illustrated).
    W. Chadwick, Leonora Carrington: La realidad de la imaginación, Mexico City, 1994, no. 24 (illustrated in color).
    S. L. Aberth, Leonora Carrington: Surrealism, Alchemy and Art, 2004, p. 91, no. 64 (illustrated in color).