The Sleep of Reason Part II: A Private Collection of Surrealist Art Online
ENRICO DONATI | EL HOMBRE NO HACE MÁS QUE ENTRAR (MAN DOES NOTHING BUT ENTER)
Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 USD
ENRICO DONATI (1909 - 2008)
EL HOMBRE NO HACE MÁS QUE ENTRAR (MAN DOES NOTHING BUT ENTER)
Signed Donati and dated Noel 45-46 (lower left)
Pen and ink on paper
8⅞ by 11⅞ in. (22.5 by 30.2 cm)
Framed: 14¼ by 16⅞ in. (36.2 by 42.9 cm)
Executed in 1945-46.
The work is in very good condition. Executed on cream wove paper. The work is mounted at all four corners of its verso. Inscribed extensively on the verso by another hand. There is a faint mat stain to all four edges. The medium is beautifully preserved.
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Sale: Swann Galleries, New York, June 10, 2004, lot 77
Gallery of Surrealism, New York
Acquired from the above in August 2004
Enrique Gomez-Correa, En Pleno diá, Santiago, 1949, p. 50