Miguel Covarrubias (Mexican 1904-1957)
Miguel Covarrubias (Mexican 1904-1957)

His Mind Clean of all Thought...(from Batouala)

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Miguel Covarrubias (Mexican 1904-1957)
His Mind Clean of all Thought...(from Batouala)
signed and dedicated 'COVARRUBIAS, For Nettie- thanks for the buggy ride!' (lower right)
gouache on heavy paper
21½ x 15 in. (54.6 x 38.1 cm.)
Executed circa 1930.
Provenance
Gift from the artist to Nettie King, New York.
By descent from the above to Robin King, San Francisco.
Adriana and Thomas J. Williams collection, San Francisco.
Literature
R. Marán, Batouala, New York, The Limited Editions Club, 1932, p. 21 (illustrated in color).
L. García-Noriega y Nieto, ed., Miguel Covarrubias: Homenaje, Mexico, Centro Cultural/Arte Contemporáneo, Fundación Cultural Televisa, 1987, p. 57 (illustrated in color).
Exhibition catalogue, Miguel Covarrubias: Mexican Genius in the United States, Washington D.C., Mexican Cultural Institute, 2006, p. 24, no. 112 (illustrated in color).
Exhibited
Washington D.C., Mexican Cultural Institute, Miguel Covarrubias: Mexican Genius in the United States, May- July 2006, no. 112.
Los Angeles, California African American Museum, The African Diaspora in the Art of Miguel Covarrubias, 1 September 2011- 26 February 2012.

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Lot Essay

This work is sold with a certificate of authenticity signed by Adriana Williams and dated 1 April 2013.

His Mind Clean of All Thought was created to illustrate a passage of René Maran's 1930 novel "Batouala."

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