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Collection Marianne et Pierre Nahon - Day Sale

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Pierre Bettencourt
1917 - 2006
LA NUIT DE CORTES 
mixed media on panel mounted on canvas 
Executed in 1971. 
titled, signed with initials and dated 1971 mai on the reverse
140 x 221,5 x 5 cm; 56 1/4 x 87 3/16 x 1 15/16 in.
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Provenance

Private Collection, France
Sale: Paris, Etude Binoche, 11 March 1998 
Galerie Emilio Arditti, Paris 
Private Collection, Italy
Private Collection, Belgium
Sale: Paris, Artcurial, Contemporary Art, 31 May 2010, lot 102
Acquired from the above sale by the current owners

Catalogue Note

Black masses, sacrifices, fiercely erotic scenes, rough materials... Bettencourt respects nothing, neither art nor the sacred.
Pierre Nahon

Collection Marianne et Pierre Nahon - Day Sale

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Paris