The Sleep of Reason Part II: A Private Collection of Surrealist Art Online
HANS BELLMER | L'HOMME NATURALISÉ NE SE SENT PAS TOUJOURS À L'AISE
Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 USD
HANS BELLMER (1902 - 1975)
L'HOMME NATURALISÉ NE SE SENT PAS TOUJOURS À L'AISE
Signed Bellmer (lower right); titled and dated 1 juin 1946 (lower left)
Gouache and pencil on paper
5½ by 3½ in. (14 by 8.9 cm)
Framed: 15½ by 13¾ in. (39.4 by 34.9 cm)
Executed on June 1, 1946.
Executed on buff-colored graph paper. The sheet is hinged at two places along the top edge of its verso. The left edge is unevenly cut. Inscribed 13 on the verso. There are a few scattered spots of staining throughout the sheet. There are two stains, both 1 inch in diameter, to the top right and left corners of the sheet, likely from a previous mounting. In addition, there is a small repaired tear to the right half of the top edge. This work is in good condition.
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William N. Copley, New York
Gallery of Surrealism, New York
Acquired from the above in September 2003
New York, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New Hand-Painted Dreams, Contemporary Surrealism, 1985, n.n.