The Sleep of Reason Part II: A Private Collection of Surrealist Art Online
PAVEL TCHELITCHEW | SURVIVORS ON THE ROCKS (STUDY FOR "PHENOMENA")
Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 USD
PAVEL TCHELITCHEW (1898 - 1957)
SURVIVORS ON THE ROCKS (STUDY FOR "PHENOMENA")
Signed P Tchelitchew and dated 35 (upper left)
Gouache, watercolor, pastel and pen and ink on paper mounted on board
20 by 14 in. (50.8 by 35.6 cm)
Framed: 29 by 23 in. (73.7 by 58.4 cm)
Executed in 1935.
Executed on blue-colored wove paper which has been laid down on board. The board is sound. The top and right edges are deckled. The pigments are well preserved. The sheet is time-struck, with the original blue color of the sheet visible only around the extreme edges. Some minor nicks to the extreme edges. A few flattened creases, inherent to the process of laying the sheet down on board. A square shaped loss measuring 1/2 inch to the center of the bottom edge and an additional loss to the lower right edge measuring approximately 2 inches in length. A few possible minor tears to the top edge, measuring no greater than 1/2 inch in length. Otherwise, fine. This work is in good condition.
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Private Collection, New York (and sold: Sotheby's, New York, February 23, 2005, lot 75)
Gallery of Surrealism, New York (acquired at the above sale)
Acquired from the above in March 2005
New York, Gallery of Surrealism, Eugene Berman—Pavel Tchelitchew, Neo-Romantic Master Works from the 1930s & 1940s, 2005, n.n., illustrated in color in the catalogue