View 1 of Lot 7. YVES TANGUY | SANS TITRE.
View 1 of Lot 7. YVES TANGUY | SANS TITRE.
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YVES TANGUY | SANS TITRE

Estimate:

6,000 - 8,000 USD

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YVES TANGUY | SANS TITRE

YVES TANGUY | SANS TITRE

Estimate:

6,000 - 8,000 USD

Lot sold:

8,125

USD

YVES TANGUY (1900 - 1955)

SANS TITRE


Signed Yves Tanguy (center right)

Pen and ink on paper

12½ by 9½ in. (31.8 by 24.1 cm)

Framed: 21¼ by 18¼ in. (54 by 46.4 cm)

Executed circa 1937.

Tanguy was invited by André Breton to become a member of the Surrealist group in 1925. Though Tanguy received no formal artistic training, his childhood summers spent near Finistère on the western coast of France would have a profound influence on his style that was to emerge by the 1930s. It was during these stays at Finistère that Tanguy observed prehistoric rock formations and objects floating on the water or washed up on the shore, elements that, subjectively transformed, frequently appear in the dream-world Tanguy created as a mature artist and can be identified in the present work. Also important was his trip to North Africa in 1930, where he observed natural geological structures and stratifications, which Tanguy incorporated into works such as this one.