The Sleep of Reason Part II: A Private Collection of Surrealist Art Online
TOYEN | HOMMAGE À BENJAMIN PERET
Estimate: 1,000 - 1,500 USD
TOYEN (1902 - 1980)
HOMMAGE À BENJAMIN PERET
Signed Toyen and dated 1952 (lower right)
Pen and ink on paper
8¾ by 6 in. (22.2 by 15.2 cm)
Framed: 15¾ by 13⅜ in. (40 by 34 cm)
Executed in 1952.
Executed on buff-colored wove paper. The sheet is hinged with mounting corners at the top two edges; the two bottom edges have been hinged with mounting corners that are reinforced with tape. There is staining to all four edges, most notably to the upper-right corner and top edge, possibly from a previous mounting. There is an extremely minor nick to the center of the left edge. There are a few spots of very minor staining to the sheet. This work is in good condition.
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Gallery of Surrealism, New York
Acquired from the above on September 29, 2003