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PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF A PRIVATE SWEDISH COLLECTOR

Fernand Léger
COMPOSITION AVEC PROFIL
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 283,500 EUR
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PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF A PRIVATE SWEDISH COLLECTOR

Fernand Léger
COMPOSITION AVEC PROFIL
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 283,500 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Fernand Léger
1881 - 1955
COMPOSITION AVEC PROFIL
signed with the artist's initials F.L. and dated 26 (lower right)
gouache on paper
14 5/8  by 10 5/8  in.
Executed in 1926.
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Provenance

Emile Armbruster, Paris (acquired directly from the artist) 
Private collection (by descent from the above)
Jeffrey H. Loria, New York (acquired from the above)
Acquired from the above by the late owner on 9th November 2012

           

Catalogue Note

From the Estate of a Private Swedish Collector, Composition avec profil relates to an oil on canvas Composition avec profil, 1926, 139 x 97 cm, currently displayed at the Von der Heydt Museum in Wuppertal.

With other important works such as an Untitled Blue Monochrome (IKB 217) by Yves Klein, Composition avec profil exists as lasting tribute to the life of a discerning connoisseur. It features paintings, drawings and sculptures by from Surrealist, Modernist and Contemporary artists. These works commemorate the life of a private art-lover; an individual whose acquisitive tendencies were moulded by his personal network.

However, this collection is also reflective of an entire generation of Swedish connoisseurs and it encapsulates post-war Scandinavian taste. The Moderna Museet – Stockholm's first contemporary art museum – was founded in 1958 and its early exhibitions and opening rounds of acquisition, led by the legendary curator Pontus Hultén, played a considerable role in shaping the tastes of these new collectors. Indeed, there are numerous parallels between the works in the present collection such as works by Klein, Calder, Niki de Saint-Phalle but also Fernand Léger, Max Ernst, Henri Laurens and works shown in Moderna Museet during its opening years.

 

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