Leonor Fini

Une Grande curiosité (état définitif)

signed Leonor Fini (lower right); signed L. Fini, titled and dated 1983 (on the stretcher)

oil on canvas

38⅛ by 57⅜ in. 97 by 146 cm.

framed: 44¼ by 63¾ in. 112.4 by 161.9 cm.

Executed in 1983.

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Leonor Fini
Une Grande curiosité (état définitif)

signed Leonor Fini (lower right); signed L. Fini, titled and dated 1983 (on the stretcher)

oil on canvas

38⅛ by 57⅜ in. 97 by 146 cm.

framed: 44¼ by 63¾ in. 112.4 by 161.9 cm.

Executed in 1983.
Provenance

The artist

Marcel Pieters, Belgium (acquired from the above)

Private Collection (by descent)

Artcurial Briest, 9 April 2008, lot 43 (consigned by the above)

Private Collection (acquired at the above sale)

Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2012

Exhibition

Paris, Musée de Luxembourg, Leonor Fini, 1986, no. 61

Bad Frankenhausen, Panorama Museum, Leonor Fini: Peintre du fantastique, 1997-98, no. 35, p. 68

Trieste, Museo Revoltella, Leonor Fini: L'Italienne de Paris, 2009, illustrated p. 196

San Francisco, Weinstein Gallery, Une Grande curiosité, 2009-10, illustrated on the back cover foldout

San Francisco, Weinstein Gallery, The Sphinx's Riddle, 2012

Paris, Galerie Minsky at Art Elysées, 2014

Paris, Galerie Patrick Fourtin, Leonor Fini. Oeuvres majeures, 2014-15

New York, Museum of Sex, Leonor Fini: Theatre of Desire, 1930-1990, 2018-19, illustrated p. 59

Geneva, Galerie Patrick Cramer, Hommage à Leonor Fini, 2019

Paris, Grand Palais, Art Paris 2019 to Celebrate Female and Latin American Artists, 2019

Literature

Luca Coppola, "Viaggio senza ormeggi," L'Illustrazione italiana, May 1986, pp. 110-18

Catherine Styles-McLeod, “Architectural Digest Visits: Leonor Fini,” Architectural Digest, March 1986, illustrated in a photograph p. 158

Béatrix Beck, "Leonor Fini: Lion, Or et Perfection," Penthouse, no. 18, July 1986, p. 60

Leonor Fini & Tana Kaleya, Chats d’atelier, Paris, 1988

Leonor Fini, Leonor Fini. Peintures, Paris, 1994, p. 34

Richard Overstreet & Neil Zuckerman, Leonor Fini Catalogue Raisonné of the Oil Paintings, vol. II, Zurich, 2021, no. 986, pp. 484-85, illustrated in color p. 485