Lot 88
  • 88

Dorothea Tanning

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  • Dorothea Tanning
  • The Witch
  • Signed Dorothea Tanning (lower right)
  • Oil on canvas


Private Collection, New York 
Gallery Wendi Norris, San Francisco (acquired from the above)


Roslyn, New  York, Nassau County Museum of Art, Surrealism, 1995, n.n. (titled Citadel), illustrated in color in the catalogue
San Francisco, Gallery Wendi Norris & New York, The Armory Show, Dorothea Tanning: Beyond the Esplanade: Paintings, Drawing and Prints from 1940 to 1965, 2009-10, no. 6, illustrated in color in the catalogue
New York, The Drawing Center, Dorothea Tanning: Early Designs for the Stage, 2010 
San Francisco, Gallery Wendi Norris, Echo: Eight San Francisco Artists Respond to Surrealist Masterworks, 2010
San Francisco, Gallery Wendi Norris, Exultation: Sex, Death and Madness in Eight Surrealist Masterworks, 2011 
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Quebec City, Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Quebec & Mexico City, Museo de Arte Moderno, In Wonderland: The Surrealist Adventures of Women Artists in Mexico and the United States, 2012-13, illustrated in color in the catalogue


“Review of ‘The Witch’” in Dancing Times, October 1950, p. 6
Dorothea Tanning “Note Bibliographique,” in Dorothea Tanning. Paris, 1966, p. 153
John Russell, “Le ‘Moi’ multiforme de Dorothea Tanning,” in Dorothea Tanning: Numero Special de XXe Siécle. Paris, 1977, p. 56
Sarah Wilson,“Between Lives” in Dorothea Tanning: Between Lives—Works on Paper (exhibition catalogue) Runkel-Hue-Williams, London, 1989, pp. 8-9
John Russell, “The Several Selves of Dorothea Tanning” in Dorothea Tanning, (exhibition catalogue) Malmö Konsthall, Malmö,1993, pp. 22 & 23
Dorothea Tanning, Between Lives: An Artist and Her World. New York, 2001. p. 87