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Kay Sage (1898-1963)
Kay Sage (1898-1963)

The World of Why

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Kay Sage (1898-1963)
The World of Why
signed, dated and dedicated 'Kay Sage July 12, 1958 for Ursie, with love' (lower left)
watercolor, brush and black ink and paper collage on paper
16 ¾ x 13 in. (42.5 x 33 cm.)
Executed on 12 July 1958
Provenance
Gift from the artist to the present owner, July 1958.
Literature
S.R. Miller, "In the Interim, The Constructivist Surrealism of Kay Sage," Surrealism and Women, Cambridge, 1991, pp. 141-142 (illustrated, fig. 6).
Exhibited
New York, Catherine Viviano Gallery, Kay Sage, Exhibition of Paintings, Collages, Drawings, October-November 1958, no. 17.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and The Philadelphia Water Color Club, 154th Annual Exhibition, American Water Colors, Prints and Drawings, January-March 1959, no. 607.
New York, Katonah Museum of Art; Wellesley, Massachusetts, Wellesley College, Davis Museum and Cultural Center and Charlotte, The Mint Museum, Double Solitaire, The Surreal Worlds of Kay Sage and Yves Tanguy, June 2011-May 2012, no. 46 (illustrated in color).

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Lot Essay

This work is recorded in Stephen Robeson Miller’s Illustrated Catalogue Raisonné of the Surrealist Art of Kay Sage located at the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution; and will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the artist’s work.

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