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PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF CATHERINE SCHLUMBERGER JONES

Juan Gris
NATURE MORTE CUBISTE
Estimate
150,000250,000
JUMP TO LOT
166

PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF CATHERINE SCHLUMBERGER JONES

Juan Gris
NATURE MORTE CUBISTE
Estimate
150,000250,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Juan Gris
1887 - 1927
NATURE MORTE CUBISTE
Signed Juan Gris (lower right)
Charcoal on paper
17 1/2 by 24 3/4 in.
44.5 by 62.9 cm
Executed circa 1915. 
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Provenance

Christian & Yvonne Zervos, Paris
Alexander Iolas Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above in November 1959

Catalogue Note

Juan Gris was one of the most important, accomplished and enduring adherents of Cubism, developing an original application of the aesthetic which he maintained for seventeen years. Paz García Ponce de León explains, “Juan Gris is the master of synthetic Cubism, standing well above masters such as Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. He is now considered ‘the quintessential cubist,’ or, as the sculptor Lipchitz said, simply ‘the cubist’” (Paz García Ponce de León, Juan Gris: La Pasión por el Cubismo, Madrid, 2008, p. 193).

Nature morte cubist was a part of the collection Christian & Yvonne Zervos, one of the most important scholars and authors of both the art of his time and that preceeding. Perhaps best known for his seminal thirty-four volume catalogue raisonné of Pablo Picasso, still recognized as the most authoritative publication on the artist’s oeuvre, he also founded Cahiers d’art and wrote extensively on ancient the art of ancient Greece. Later with Alexander Iolas, a professional ballet dancer who later became an important gallerist representing artists from Victor Brauner to Andy Warhol, Nature morte cubiste entered the collection of Catherine Schlumberger Jones in 1959.

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