12 September 2007
This lot is offered without a reserve
Francis Picabia (1879-1953)
Trois personnages nus
signed 'Francis Picabia' (lower left)
black Conté crayon on buff paper
12¼ x 8 7/8 in. (31.1 x 22.6 cm.)
Drawn circa 1929
Alain Braunstein, Nice.
Acquired from the above by the present owner, September 1999.
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Nice, Alain Braunstein, Picabia et La Cote d'Azur, July-October 1991, no. 34 (illustrated, p. 69).
The Comité Francis Picabia has confirmed the authenticity of this drawing.
Please note this lot is sold with no reserve.
This lot is offered without reserve.
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