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Victor Brauner (1903-1966)
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Victor Brauner (1903-1966)

La méthode

Victor Brauner (1903-1966)
La méthode
signed and dated 'VICTOR BRAUNER VIII 1952' (lower right); inscribed 'LA METHODE' (lower left)
encaustic, oil and India ink on paper laid down on Masonite
26 x 20 1/4 in. (66 x 51.3 cm.)
Executed in August 1952
Alexander Iolas Gallery, New York.
Hanover Gallery, London, by 1965.
Private collection, Milan, by whom acquired in the 1960s, and thence by descent to the present owner.
London, Hanover Gallery, Victor Brauner: Paintings, April - May 1965, no. 5 (illustrated).
Rome, Museo del Corso, Max Ernst e i suoi amici Surrealisti, July - November 2002, p. 135 (illustrated p. 57; with incorrect dimensions).
La Coruña, Fundación Pedro Barrié de la Maza, Surrealismo: Max Ernst y sus amigos surrealistas, June - September 2004, p. 128 (illustrated p. 82; with incorrect dimensions).
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Lot Essay

Samy Kinge has confirmed the authenticity of this work.

‘In my walks along the Durance and Celliers de Rousset streams, in the Alps, I was attracted by the stones, which were there in large quantities. These stones have this peculiarity, which one sees on their grey-black-slate bottoms, white lines holding well to the whole. The desire to conquer this effect of great beauty was immediately imposed on me, and immediately began experimentally researching the laws of this extraordinary assemblage. It was then that the idea of the candle came to me and I believe that its use is most fortunate to obtain from this data a drawn image, the marriage of white and black on a surface’ – Victor Brauner, June 1943.

Ref: (Brauner, quoted in D. Semin, Victor Brauner, Paris, 1990, p. 109)

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