London, South Kensington
10 December 2008
Francis Picabia (1878-1953)
L'oeil de la langue
signed 'Francis Picabia' (lower right), and inscribed 'l'art est/l'art est' (centre left), 'chaude' (upper centre left), 'petit oiseau' (upper right) and 'l'oeil de la langue' (lower right)
pen and ink on paper
5½ x 7½in. (13 x 19.1cm.)
Executed between 1917 and 1920
UBU Gallery, New York
Fondation Beppe Marra, Naples
Acquired from the above by the present owner
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Sold with a photo-certificate from the Comité Picabia, dated Paris, le 24 octobre 2008.
This work will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of Francis Picabia being prepared by the Comité Francis Picabia and is registered under no.1029.
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