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ANDRÉ MASSON | LA FEMME MULTIPLÉE

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December 14, 06:05 PM GMT

Estimate

25,000 - 35,000 USD

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ANDRÉ MASSON

1896 - 1987

LA FEMME MULTIPLÉE


Signed andré mason (on the reverse)

Oil on canvas

35¼ by 29¼ in. (89.5 by 74.3 cm)

Painted in 1957-58.


The authenticity of this work has kindly been confirmed by the Comité Masson.

An extraordinarily agile artist, Masson created a diverse body of work that spans several movements including Cubism, Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism. The present painting, completed in the mature years of the artist’s career, embodies the artist’s unique approach—specifically his integration of color, line and form in a style that is at once both figurative and abstract. In La Femme multiplée, an explosion of calligraphic lines and red colors are set against a vast expanse of lavender. The presence of multiple female figures hearkens back to Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon and Duchamp's Nu descendant l'escalier.