The Sleep of Reason Part II: A Private Collection of Surrealist Art Online
FÉLIX LABISSE | LES DÉSORDANNATEURS
FÉLIX LABISSE (1905 - 1982)
Signed Labisse. (lower left); titled, signed Labisse and dated 1969 (on the verso)
Gouache and black crayon on paper
17¾ by 23½ in (45 by 59.6 cm)
Framed: 28¾ by 36⅜ in (73 by 92.3 cm)
Executed in 1969.
This work is in excellent condition. Executed on cream wove paper. The sheet has been mounted at all four corners using photo corners. There is tape along all four edges of the verso of the sheet. There are a few scattered accretions along the top and left edges, likely due to a previous mounting. There are artist's pinholes in all four corners. The pigments are bright and well preserved.
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Sale: Tajan, Paris, June 3, 2008, lot 181
Gallery of Surrealism, New York
Acquired from the above in November 2008
Isy Brachot, Labisse, Catalogue de l'oeuvre peint, 1927-79, Brussels, 1979, no. 430, illustrated p. 227