The Sleep of Reason Part II: A Private Collection of Surrealist Art Online
REMEDIOS VARO, ANDRÉ BRETON, ROBERT RIUS & BENJAMIN PÉRET | LE CERCUEIL ET LE VÉLO
Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 USD
REMEDIOS VARO, ANDRÉ BRETON, ROBERT RIUS & BENJAMIN PÉRET
LE CERCUEIL ET LE VÉLO
(I) Numbered VI.1 (upper left); signed Remedios (lower right)
(II) Numbered VI. 2. (upper left); signed with the initials AB. (lower right)
(III) Numbered VI 3 (upper left); signed Rius. (toward upper right)
(IV) Numbered VI—4 (upper left); signed Péret (lower right)
Pen and ink on paper
(I) 4⅛ by 5⅛ in. (10.5 by 13 cm); (II) 5⅛ by 4⅛ in. (13 by 10.5 cm); (III & IV) 5¼ by 4⅛ in. (13.3 by 10.5 cm)
Each Framed: 18¼ by 16⅜ in. (46.4 by 41.6 cm)
Executed in 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) The right and bottom edges are lightly deckled. There is some very minor staining to the center of the upper edge.
(II) The bottom and right edges are lightly deckled. There is extremely minor scattered staining throughout the sheet.
(III) The left edge is lightly deckled. There is a minor handling crease to the right edge. There are two pindot stains toward the center of the bottom edge.
(IV) The right and bottom edges are lightly deckled. There are a few scattered spots of staining, and the lower right corner appears to be slightly time stained. Minor handling creases to the right edge.
This work is in very good condition.
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Gallery of Surrealism, New York
Acquired from the above in June 1, 2003
Paris, Galerie 1900-2000, Jeu de dessin communiqué, 1999, n.n., illustrated pp. 79-80