29 May 1997
Jean Fautrier (1898-1964)
Nu aux Bras Levés
inscribed EA and stamped with the Alexis Rudier Fondeur Paris foundry mark on the base
17 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 4in. (44.5 x 14 x 10cm.)
Executed in 1927, this work is the artist's proof of a numbered edition of six.
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Ex. Cat. Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Fautrier 1898-1964, Paris 1989, p. 152, no. 157 (another cast illustrated).
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