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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE SWISS COLLECTION

Henri Laurens
LA GUITARE
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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE SWISS COLLECTION

Henri Laurens
LA GUITARE
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Details & Cataloguing

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Henri Laurens
1885 - 1954
LA GUITARE

signed H. Laurens (lower right)


collage, charcoal, chalk and pencil on paper laid down on board
image size: 37 by 52.5cm., 14 1/2 by 20 3/4 in.
board size: 38 by 53cm., 15 by 20 7/8 in.
Executed in 1918.
France
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Provenance

Galerie de l'Effort Moderne (Léonce Rosenberg), Paris (probably acquired in 1918)
Heinz Berggruen, Paris
Acquired from the above by the family of the present owners in 1957

Exhibited

Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou, Salle d'art graphique, Henri Laurens: Le Cubisme, Constructions et papier collés 1915-1919, 1985-86, no. 88, illustrated in the catalogue

Literature

Marthe Laurens, Henri Laurens: Sculpteur 1885-1954, Paris, 1955, no. VIII-8, illustrated p. 149
Sandor Kuthy, Henri Laurens 1885-1954, Bern, 1985, illustrated p. 51


Quentin Laurens has confirmed the authenticity of this work which is recorded in the archives of the Atelier and which will be included in the Catalogue de l'œuvre being prepared.

Catalogue Note

'We should focus on the way paper, crayon, gouache, modest and docile materials serve Laurens to further explore space, to possess it, to render it completely his own, to invent different and unseen qualities...' (Isabelle Monod-Fontaine in Henri Laurens, Rétrospective (exhibition catalogue), Paris, 1992, p. 12, translated from French).

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