• The Art Of The Surreal auction at Christies

    Sale 1103

    The Art Of The Surreal

    6 February 2013, London, King Street

  • Lot 103

    Francis Picabia (1879-1953)

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    Francis Picabia (1879-1953)
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    signed 'Francis Picabia' (lower right)
    brush and black ink with coloured crayons and charcoal on paper laid down on board
    25 1/8 x 19 3/8 in. (63.8 x 49.2 cm.)
    Executed circa 1932


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    Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.


    Provenance

    Galerie Fischer, Paris.
    Private collection, Brussels, by whom acquired from the above in March 1961, and thence by descent to the present owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY


    Literature

    W. A. Camfield, Francis Picabia: His Art, Life and Times, Princeton, 1979, no. 355 (illustrated).
    M. L. Borràs, Picabia, New York, 1985, no. 600, p. 526 (illustrated fig. 776, p. 373).


    Exhibited

    Cannes, Galerie Alexandre III, Atelier Francis Picabia, August 1934, no. 22.
    Brussels, Musée d'Ixelles, Picabia 1879-1953, May - August 1983.