Hans Bellmer (1902-1975)
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Hans Bellmer (1902-1975)

La toupie

Hans Bellmer (1902-1975)
La toupie
signed 'Hans Bellmer’ (lower right), dated '1956’ (lower left)
watercolour and pencil on paper
sheet: 15 1/8 x 10 7/8 in. (38.5 x 27.6 cm.)
image: 9 ½ x 9 3/8 in. (24 x 23.8 cm.)
Executed in 1956
Marcel Zerbib (Galerie Diderot), Paris.
Obelisk Gallery, London.
Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, London, 11 December 1969, lot 122.
David Hughes, London, by whom acquired at the above sale.
V. J. Smith, London, by 1972.
Private collection, London.
Paris, Centre National d'Art Contemporain, Hans Bellmer, November 1971 - January 1972, no. 93.
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Lot Essay

This work was executed after the painting La toupie, circa 1937–1952, held in the Tate Gallery collection since 1964. The work was formerly known as Le père but was renamed by the artist.

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