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Georges Braque (1882-1963)
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Georges Braque (1882-1963)

Fruits dans un plat

Details
Georges Braque (1882-1963)
Fruits dans un plat
signed 'G Braque' (lower right)
oil on paper laid down on canvas
13 x 21 5/8 in. (33 x 55 cm.)
Painted in 1924
Provenance
Heinz Berggruen, Paris.
Galerie Rosengart, Lucerne (no. 3418).
Acquired from the above by the family of the present owners in 1981.
Literature
M. Valsecchi & M. Carrà, L'opera completa di Braque, dalla scomposizione cubista al recupero dell'oggetto 1908-1929, MIlan, 1971, no. 215, p. 96 (illustrated).
Exhibited
Paris, Galerie Max Kaganovitch, Oeuvres choisies du XXe siècle, May - June 1962, no. 6 (illustrated).
Munich, Haus der Kunst, Georges Braque, October - December 1963, no. 67, p. 44 (illustrated fig. 61).
Humlebaek, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Georges Braque, Henri Laurens, March - May 1969, no. 226, p. 39.
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Lot Essay

What greatly attracted me - and it was the main line of advance of Cubism - was how to give material expression to this new space of which I had an inkling. So I began to paint chiefly still lifes, because in nature there is a tactile, I would almost say a manual space... that was the earliest Cubist painting - the quest for space. (Braque, quoted in J. Golding, Braque: The Late Works, exh. cat., 1997, p. 4).


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