Property from a Private Collection in Europe
1892 - 1968
FLEURS ET NATURE MORTE A LA MANDOLINE
signed Kikoine (lower right)
painted circa 1910-1915
oil on canvas
32¼ by 25¾ in.
82 by 65.5 cm.
Overall this work is in very good condition. Original canvas. No retouching is apparent when viewed under UV light. There is minor craquelure scattered.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Oscar Ghez, Geneva
Galerie Barreiro, Paris
Redfern Gallery, London
Sale: Sotheby's Tel Aviv, May 31, 1990, lot 26
Purchased from the above by the present owner
Turin, Gallleria Civica d'Arte moderna, 80 Pittori da Renoir a Kisling, 1964, no. 21
Geneva, Petit Palais, L'Aube du Vingtième Siécle, 1968, no. 477
Geneva, Petit Palais, Mané-Katz et son Temps, 1969, no. 38
Jean Cassou, Kikoïne, Laussane, 1973, p. 235, no. 25, illustrated
Beginning in 1912, Kikoïne settled for a time in La Ruche, an artists’ residence located in Montparnasse. He studied in the École des Beaux-Arts and the Cormon Atelier, living and working alongside other École de Paris artists such as Modigliani, Zadkine, Lipchitz and others. This important early work shows the strong influence of the Cubism of Picasso and Braque, who dominated the Paris art scene at the time.