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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION

André Masson
HÔTEL DES AUTOMATES
Estimate
550,000750,000
LOT SOLD. 1,426,500 USD
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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION

André Masson
HÔTEL DES AUTOMATES
Estimate
550,000750,000
LOT SOLD. 1,426,500 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale

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André Masson
1896 - 1987
HÔTEL DES AUTOMATES
Signed andré masson (lower left)
Oil on canvas
28 by 36 1/8 in.
71 by 92 cm
Painted between 1939 and 1941.
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The authenticity of this work has kindly been confirmed by the Comité Masson, and the picture will be reproduced in both volumes of their forthcoming catalogue raisonné.

Provenance

Buchholz Gallery (Curt Valentin), New York

Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris

Saidenberg Gallery, New York

Stanley Mateus, New York

Mr. & Mrs. Ira Haupt, New York (by at least 1961 and sold: Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, January 13, 1965, lot 12)

Daniel C. Mattis, New York

Sale: Christie's, New York, November 3, 1981, lot 54

Private Collection, Europe (sold: Christie's, London, June 30, 1999, lot 513)

Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

Exhibited

New York, Buchholz Gallery (Curt Valentin), André Masson, Retrospective exhibition, 1942

New York, Saidenberg Gallery, André Masson Retrospective Exhibition, 1961, no. 16 (as dating from 1942)

New York, Blue Moon & Lerner-Heller Gallery, André Masson, 1972, no. 15

New York, Blue Moon & Lerner-Heller Gallery, André Masson: Second Surrealist Period, 1975, no. 16, illustrated in color in the catalogue

Salt Lake City, Art Center, The Open Door, 1981

St. Petersburg, Florida, Salvador Dalí Museum, André Masson: 1930s, 1999-2000, no. 47, illustrated in color in the catalogue (with incorrect dimensions)

Madrid,  Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia,  André Masson (1896-1987), 2004, illustrated in color in the catalogue

Literature

André Breton, Le Surréalisme et la peinture, Paris, 1945 & 1965, illustrated p. 64

Jean-Paul Clébert, Mythologie d'André Masson, Geneva, 1971, no. 130, illustrated (incorrectly titled Hôtel des Aromates)

Doris Ann Miller Birmingham, André Masson. The Artist's Achievement in Exile 1941 – 1945 (dissertation), The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1978, no 8. illustrated p. 29 (titled The House of Automatons)

Bernard Noël, André Masson, La chair du regard, Paris, 1993, illustrated in color p. 111

Camille Morando, Peinture, Dessin, Sculpture et Littérature Autour du Collège de Sociologie pendant l'entre-deux-Guerres (dissertation) Université Paris IV- La Sorbonne, Institut d'Histoire de l'Art et d'Archéologie, 2000, no 277, illustrated in color p. 1396

 

Catalogue Note

Although he began this work while still in France in 1940, the artist completed it upon his arrival in the United States the following year.  Thus, this beautiful and complex picture has the distinction of being Masson's first American composition.

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