The Sleep of Reason Part II: A Private Collection of Surrealist Art Online
NICOLAS CALAS, REMEDIOS VARO, BENJAMIN PÉRET & ANDRÉ BRETON | CISEAUX, TÊTARD ET BAC À FLEURS: FOUR WORKS
Estimate: 1,500 - 2,000 USD
NICOLAS CALAS, REMEDIOS VARO, BENJAMIN PÉRET & ANDRÉ BRETON
CISEAUX, TÊTARD ET BAC À FLEURS: FOUR WORKS
(I) Signed N. Calas (lower right); numbered VIII 1 (upper center)
(II) Signed remedios (toward lower right); numbered VIII 2 (toward upper right)
(III) Signed Péret (lower right); numbered VIII—3 (upper left)
(IV) Signed with the initials AB. (lower right); numbered VIII. 4 (upper left)
Pen and ink on paper
(I & II) 4¼ by 5¼ in. (10.8 by 13.3 cm); (III & IV) 4 by 5⅜ in. (10.1 by 13.7 cm)
Each Framed: 13½ by 15¾ in. (34.3 by 40 cm)
Executed circa 1937-39.
Executed on four separate sheets cream-colored graph paper. Each sheet is mounted to a mat at all four corners of its verso.
(I) A few scattered stains across the sheet. A few small nicks to the bottom edge.
(II) The top edge is unevenly cut. A few scattered stains throughout the sheet.
(III) The bottom edge is unevenly cut. Otherwise, fine.
(IV) The top and right edges are uneven, as if torn by hand. A few scattered stains.
This work is in overall very good condition.
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Galerie 1900-2000, Paris
Gallery of Surrealism, New York
Acquired from the above on March 23, 2002
Paris, Galerie 1900-2000, Jeu de dessin communiqué, 1999, n.n.