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Kay Sage
FIGURE (ILLUSTRATION FOR VVV MAGAZINE)
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Kay Sage
FIGURE (ILLUSTRATION FOR VVV MAGAZINE)

Details & Cataloguing

Cherchez la femme: Women and Surrealism

New York

Kay Sage
1898 - 1963
FIGURE (ILLUSTRATION FOR VVV MAGAZINE)
Signed Kay Sage and dated '43 (lower right)
Pen and ink on paper
13 3/4 by 10 1/2 in.
34.9 by 26.7 cm
Executed in 1943.
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This work is recorded in Stephen Robeson Miller’s "Illustrated Catalogue Raisonné of the Surrealist Art of Kay Sage" at the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, and will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the artist’s work.

Provenance

André Breton, Paris (acquired directly from the artist)
Timothy Baum, New York (acquired from the estate of the above in 2005)
Acquired from the above circa 2005

Exhibited

Stockholm, Kulturhuset, Andra Hälften av avantgardet 1910-1940, 1981, no. 11

Literature

David Hare, ed., VVV Magazine, New York, March 1943, illustrated
Stephen Robeson Miller, Kay Sage, The Biographical Chronology and Four Surrealist One-Act Plays, New York, 2011, illustrated on the cover

Catalogue Note

The present drawing is one of only three Surrealist works by Sage that depict a female figure.  The other two are Small Portrait, 1950, an oil owned by Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York, and Le Passage, 1956, sold at Sotheby's London in 2014 for $7,074,026.

Cherchez la femme: Women and Surrealism

New York