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Signed André Masson (lower left)
Oil on canvas
28¾ by 36¼ in.
73 by 92 cm
Painted in 1922.

Galerie Simon, Paris
Collection Armand Salacrou, Paris
Private Collection, Le Havre
Private Collection, Paris

Paris, Galerie Simon, André Masson, 1924, no. 6
Paris, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Cinquante ans de Peinture Française dans les Collections particulières de Cézanne à Matisse, 1952
New York, The Museum of Modern Art; Houston, Museum of Fine Arts & Paris, Galeries nationales d’expositions du Grand Palais, André Masson, 1976-77, illustrated in the catalogue
Paris, Galerie Louise Leiris, André Masson: Peintures et oeuvres sur papier, 1919-1927, 1996, no. 7, illustrated in color in the catalogue
Metz, Musée de la Cour d’Or, André Masson, un combat, 1999, illustrated in color in the catalogue
New York, Blain Di Donna, André Masson, The Mythology of Desire: Masterworks from 1925-1945, 2012, illustrated in color in the catalogue

Michel Leiris & Georges Limbour, André Masson et son univers, Geneva & Paris, 1947, illustrated p. 31
Georges Pillement, Rétrospective André Masson in Chefs d’oeuvre de l’art, no. 100, October 2, 1965, Paris, p. I-IV, illustrated p. I
Jean-Paul Clébert, Mythologie d’André Masson, Geneva, 1971, illustrated
Frances Fielding Lewis Beatty, André Masson and the Imagery of Surrealism, Columbia University, New York, 1981, illustrated p. 434
Camille Morando, Peinture, Dessin, Sculpture et Littérature autour du Collège de Sociologie pendant l’entre-deux-guerres, Université Paris IV La Sorbonne, Paris, 2000, illustrated p. 1189
Clark V. Poling, André Masson and the Surrealist Self, New Haven & London, 2008, illustrated p. 12
Guite Masson, Martin Masson & Catherine Loewer, André Masson, Catalogue raisonné de l’oeuvre peint 1919-1941, vol. I, 1919-1929, Paris, 2010, no. 1922*9, illustrated in color p. 101

André Masson’s Les Corbeaux is a mysterious landscape inspired by the forests in and around Ile-de-France and Brittany. During this pre-Surrealist period, Masson developed a complex attitude towards the marvels of the natural world, an attitude that came to define elements of his surrealist ethos. In Les Corbeaux, crows are seen flying above a dense, autumnal forest. In the winter of 1921, Masson moved to 45 rue Blomet, in Paris, with Joan Miróas an artist-neighbor and writers Antonin Artaud and Michel Leiris as close acquaintances. 1922 marked an important year for Masson. He signed a contract with the important dealer Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler - and Les Corbeaux was exhibited at Masson’s first solo show at Kahnweiler's Galerie Simon in 1924.

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