Richard Feigen Gallery, Chicago.
Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
P. Matisse, Yves Tanguy, Un recueil de ses oeuvres, New York, 1963, p. 129, no. 287 (illustrated).
P. Waldberg, Yves Tanguy, Brussels, 1977, p. 342 (illustrated, p. 103).
Barcelona, Fundació Joan Miró; Vienna, Museum Moderner Kunst, Stiftung Ludwig, and Budapest, Szépmüvészeti Múzeum, Klee, Tanguy, Miró: Tres Visions del Paisatge, November 1999-July 2000, p. 166, no. 63 (illustrated in color, p. 109).
Post Lot Text
"It has indeed been Tanguy's function to make these wandering beings seen. His genius has been to make himself master of their spectrums, to --again we quote [Gerard de] Nerval-- 'condense in their unsubstantial and intangible moulds certain pure elements of matter which suddenly reunite and become clear like the light atoms which whirl in a ray of the sun.' To achieve this end Tanguy has calculated so complete --more than anyone else-- on the poetic accident of color, that we could, I believe, decompose his light into nasturtium, mountain cock, poplar leaf, well-chain, quick sodium, slate, jelly-fish and cinnamon" (A. Breton, "What Tanguy Veils and Reveals, VIEW, New York, May 1942, no. 2, p. 5).
fig: "La Beauté sera convulsive," p. 11 from Minotaure (Paris, no. 5, 1934), photographs by Brassaï with text by André Breton