Lot 89
  • 89

Jiří Kolář

3,000 - 5,000 GBP
bidding is closed


  • Jiří Kolář
  • Before the Lion Came (Než přišel lev)
  • signed with initials and dated 89 lower right; titled in Czech, signed and dated on the reverse
  • oil over collage mounted on panel


Elisa Breton, Paris (sale: Calmels Cohen, Paris, 21 March 2004, lot 100)
Purchased at the above sale

Catalogue Note

The present work takes as its starting point a postcard of La Bohémienne endormie of 1897 by Henri 'Le Douanier' Rousseau, now in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, which Kolář has reworked.