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415

PROPERTY FROM AN AMERICAN PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Françoise Gilot
LE REPAIRE
Estimate
30,00040,000
LOT SOLD. 30,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
415

PROPERTY FROM AN AMERICAN PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Françoise Gilot
LE REPAIRE
Estimate
30,00040,000
LOT SOLD. 30,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Françoise Gilot
B. 1921
LE REPAIRE
Signed F.Gilot (lower right); titled, dated mars 62 and numbered XXXIII (on the stretcher)
Oil on canvas
36 1/8 by 28 3/4 in.
91.8 by 73 cm
Painted in London in March 1962.
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The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Françoise Gilot and it is registered in the artist’s archives.

Provenance

Acquired directly from the artist

Catalogue Note

During the early 1960s, Gilot explored the Greek myth of Theseus and the Minotaur. As Theseus ventures into the den—or le repaire—of the Minotaur, he began to see that the quest is a journey to one's own self-discovery. Françoise Gilot's choice of title for the present work, a reference to Theseus' journey, could be seen as potentially autobiographical. Picasso often portrayed himself as a Minotaur in paintings, drawings and etchings, and this period marked a revisiting of this life-altering relationship for Gilot. During the early 1960s, Gilot alternated her days between painting and working on the manuscript for Life with Picasso, which was published in 1964. In the process of writing such a figurative book exploring her decade-long relationship with Picasso, Gilot likely required interludes of abstraction for balance while revisiting their tumultuous relationship. 

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