MOÏSE KISLING | BOUQUET DE FLEURS
MOÏSE KISLING | BOUQUET DE FLEURS
MOÏSE KISLING | BOUQUET DE FLEURS
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MOÏSE KISLING | BOUQUET DE FLEURS

Estimate: 200,000 - 300,000 USD
Property from a Private European Collection

MOÏSE KISLING | BOUQUET DE FLEURS

Estimate: 200,000 - 300,000 USD

Description

Property from a Private European Collection

MOÏSE KISLING

French

1891 - 1953

BOUQUET DE FLEURS


signed Kisling and dated 1951 (upper right)

painted in 1951

oil on canvas

28¾ by 23½ in.

73 by 60 cm.

Condition Report

This work is in very good condition. The colors are bright and fresh. There is slight craquelure mainly on the green background below the flowers to the left of the vase as well as on the pink carnations. There is one tiny speck of paint loss on the purple petal on the right of the bouquet and on the pink carnation on the top left. A few very tiny scattered retouches in florals are apparent when viewed under ultra violet light.


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.

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Provenance

Sale: Christie’s Tel Aviv, April 10, 1999, lot 48

Purchased from the above by the present owner

Literature

Jean Kisling, Kisling 1891-1953, Paris, 1995, vol. III, p. 279, no. 244, illustrated

Catalogue Note

The paintings exhibited by Kisling appear to be in bloom, a symphony of live and pure colors. They bring us the pleasure, the joy of living that we so badly need. Kisling's art is unadorned, simplified. The painter knows how to leave out the superfluous, the useless. All in his paintings is clear, sharp, neat, animated by a taste for vivid coloring which he probably owes to his native Poland, together with a marvelous sense of colors. He expresses himself in difficult harmonies, dangerous, but which he knows how to orchestrate with an astonishing sureness.” (Jean Kisling, Kisling 1891-1953, Paris, 1995, vol. III, pp. 30-31, translated from the French)

MOÏSE KISLING | BOUQUET DE FLEURS
Property from a Private European Collection
MOÏSE KISLING | BOUQUET DE FLEURS
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