25 February 2004
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION
André Masson (1896-1987)
Poisson et euphorbes
signed 'André Masson' (lower left); titled and dated 'poisson et euphorbes' (on the crossbase)
oil on canvas
21 5/8 x 13 in. (55 x 33 cm.)
Painted in 1952
Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris.
Curt Valentin Gallery, New York.
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