25 June 2004
PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION
Serge Poliakoff (1900-1969)
signed and dated 'SERGE POLIAKOFF 66' (lower left)
oil and pigment on canvas
45 5/8 x 34 7/8in. (115.9 x 88.6cm.)
Painted in 1966
Lee Ault, New York.
Anon. sale, Sotheby's London, 1 December 1988, lot 636.
Acquired at the above sale by the previous owner.
Acquired from the above by the present owner circa 1996.
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To be included in the forthcoming Serge Poliakoff Catalogue Raisonné being prepared by Alexis Poliakoff, Paris.
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