21 June 2012
Victor Brauner (1903-1966)
Cosmogonie d'un visage
signed and dated 'Victor Brauner II.1961' (lower right); inscribed 'Cosmogonie d'un visage' (lower left)
oil on canvas
25 5/8 x 21¼in. (65 x 54cm.)
Painted in 1961
Galerie Iolas, Paris, by 1964.
Galerie Beyeler, Basel.
Thomas Ammann Fine Art, Zurich.
Anonymous sale, Christie's London, 3 July 1979, lot 89.
Galerie Arditti, Paris, by whom acquired at the above sale.
Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, New York, 9 November 1994, lot 330.
Private collection, North America, by whom acquired at the above; sale, Christie's, London, 3 February 2003, lot 185.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
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Paris, Galerie Iolas, Victor Brauner, March 1964, no. 25.
Basel, Galerie Beyeler, Surrealismus, October 1995 - March 1996, no. 13 (illustrated p. 76).
Samy Kinge has confirmed the authenticity of this work.
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