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Le Corbusier (1887-1965)
Le Corbusier (1887-1965)
Le Corbusier (1887-1965)
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Le Corbusier (1887-1965)

Composition pour sculpture Totem

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Le Corbusier (1887-1965)
Composition pour sculpture Totem
signed with initials and dated 'L-C 43' (lower right); signed again twice, dated and dedicated 'L-C 43 pour Walter Gropius avec ma grande amitié, Le Corbusier mai 52' (on the reverse)
oil on panel
16 1/8 x 10 7/8 in. (41 x 27.8 cm.)
Painted in 1943
Provenance
Walter Gropius, Lincoln, Massachusetts (gift from the artist, May 1952).
Beate Forburg, New York.
Serge Sabarsky, New York.
Moeller Fine Art Ltd., New York (acquired from the above).
Acquired from the above by the present owner, May 2015.
Literature
Le Corbusier, "Gardez-nous du Pléonasme: les liens entre les arts plastiques et le Noyau (Urbain)," Formes et vie, Paris, 1951, p. 13.
Le Corbusier, L'Atelier de la recherche patiente, Paris, 1960, p. 247.
J. Petit, Le Corbusier lui-même, Geneva, 1970, p. 214 (illustrated, p. 226).
E. Sekler and W. Curtis, Le Corbusier at Work, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1978, p. 240 (illustrated, fig. 208).
N. Jornod and J.-P. Jornod, Le Corbusier: Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre peint, Milan, 2005, vol. II, pp. 732-733, no. 279 (illustrated, p. 732; with incorrect dimensions).
Exhibited
Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, Le Corbusier: Schilder, architect, stedebouwer, March 1947.

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