New York, Park Avenue
20 November 1998
Hans Bellmer (1902-1975)
La petite toupie
signed and numbered 'Bellmer 1/8' (on the underside)
bronze with gold patina and lucite base
Height: 13 in. (33.3 cm.)
Width: 4 in. (12.1 cm.)
Depth: 4 in. (12.1 cm.)
Executed in 1968
Galerie Mony Calatchi, Paris.
Acquired from the above by Harry Torczyner on 21 June 1979.
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"Bellmer [ouvrages collectifs]," Obliques, numro spcial, 1975, p. 256 (painted bronze version illustrated).
A certificate of authenticity from Andr-Franois Petit dated Paris, 29 May 1979 accompanies this painting.
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