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416

PROPERTY FROM AN AMERICAN PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Françoise Gilot
LITTLE SUNFLOWERS
Estimate
25,00035,000
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416

PROPERTY FROM AN AMERICAN PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Françoise Gilot
LITTLE SUNFLOWERS
Estimate
25,00035,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Françoise Gilot
B. 1921
LITTLE SUNFLOWERS
Signed F. Gilot (lower right); titled and dated 1960 (on the stretcher) 
Oil on canvas
25 1/2 by 21 3/8 in.
64.7 by 54.2 cm
Painted in 1960. 
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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

Sale: Weschler's Auctioneers & Appraisers, Washington, D.C., May 22, 1999, lot 129
Acquired at the above sale

Literature

Françoise Gilot, Françoise Gilot, Monograph 1940-2000, Lausanne, 2000, illustrated in color p. 26

Catalogue Note

During the early 1960s, Gilot returned frequently to London to visit Kew Gardens, enchanted by the quality of the muted light filtering through the paint-washed glass of the greenhouses there. Paintings of flowers remain an important leitmotif in Gilot's work, as a sort of homage to her father, who was a noted agronomist. Furthermore, Little Sunflowers is an homage to van Gogh, one of the painters of the previous generation whom Gilot most admired for his bold use of color to create form. 

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