Juan Gris (1887-1927)
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Juan Gris (1887-1927)

Les figues

Juan Gris (1887-1927)
Les figues
signed and dated '24 Juan Gris' (lower right)
oil on canvas
10 ¾ x 13 ¾ in. (27.3 x 35 cm.)
Painted between February and August 1924
Galerie Simon, Paris.
Svensk-Franska Konstgalleriet, Stockholm.
Hans Söderlund, Stockholm, by 1954.
Gustaf Söderlund, Stockholm, by 1977.
Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, London, 4 April 1990, lot 339.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
D. Cooper, Juan Gris, vol. II, Paris, 1977, no. 475, p. 298 (illustrated p. 299).
J. A. Gaya-Nuño, Juan Gris, Barcelona, 1984, no. 484, p. 245 (illustrated p. 225).
Liljevalchs, Liljevalchs Konsthall, Cézanne till Picasso, September 1954, no. 162.
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Lot Essay

'I have also been successful in ridding my painting of a too brutal and descriptive reality. It has, so to speak, become more poetic'
(Gris, quoted in D.-H. Kahnweiler, Juan Gris: His Life and Work, London, 1969, p. 213).

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