Françoise Gilot (b. 1921)
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Françoise Gilot (b. 1921)

Oreste enfant

Details
Françoise Gilot (b. 1921)
Oreste enfant
signed 'F.Gilot.' (lower right); inscribed 'ORESTE ENFANT' (on the stretcher)

oil on canvas
38 1/4 x 51 1/4 in. (97 x 130 cm.)
Painted in London circa 1967-1968
Provenance
Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, London, 23 February 1983, lot 420.
Anonymous sale, Mainichi Art Auction, Tokyo, 14 March 2015, lot 408.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
Exhibited
London, Leicester Galleries, Franc¸oise Gilot, June - July 1968, no. 9 (illustrated).
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Lot Essay

Françoise Gilot has confirmed the authenticity of this work.

1967, Gilot began a series of large scale paintings, including Oreste enfant, to explore Greek themes as they relate to the biological and the historical cycles of man, and this body of work went on to form the basis of an acclaimed exhibition at Leicester Galleries in 1968.

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