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PROPERTY FROM A IMPORTANT SWISS PRIVATE COLLECTION

Louis Soutter
MUTILÉS PAR LES SAINTS
Estimate
200,000300,000
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77

PROPERTY FROM A IMPORTANT SWISS PRIVATE COLLECTION

Louis Soutter
MUTILÉS PAR LES SAINTS
Estimate
200,000300,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Swiss Art/Swiss Made

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Zurich

Louis Soutter
1871 - 1942
MUTILÉS PAR LES SAINTS

Provenance

Galerie Jacques Benador, Geneva
Private collection, Switzerland (acquired at the above by the present owner in circa 1985)

Exhibited

Galerie Benador, Geneva, 1962
Walcherturm, Zurich, 1963
Basel, Kunstmuseum/Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne /Collection de l'Art brut, Lausanne, Louis Soutter et les modernes, 2002- 2003, no. 150, p. 196, ill.

ILLUSTRATED NOTE

Executed between 1937-1942.

Literature

Volksrecht, Zurich 3.5. 1963
Michel Thévoz, Louis Soutter, catalogue de l'oeuvre, Lausanne, 1976, no. 2560

Catalogue Note

Executed between 1937 and 1942, “Mutilés par les saints” is undeniably one of the most representative works of Louis Soutter's so-called “finger” period which is characterized by a great creative richness despite the simplicity of the technical means. The composition and title evoking a biblical scene are emblematic of Soutter’s work marked by revolt, deep anxiety, violence and obsessions. The figures are gesticulating black silhouettes reduced to the outline of the finger, without facial features with disproportionate hands, inspired by the artist's inner world.

Swiss Art/Swiss Made

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Zurich