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Yves Tanguy

Sans titre (Taille de guêpe)

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March 26, 12:18 PM GMT


200,000 - 300,000 GBP

Lot Details


Yves Tanguy

1900 - 1955

Sans titre (Taille de guêpe)

signed YVES TANGUY and dated 45 (lower right)

gouache, brush and ink and pencil on paper

55.9 by 28.3cm., 22 by 11 1/8 in.

Framed: 87 by 60cm., 34 1/4 by 23 5/8 in.

Executed in 1945.

Pierre Matisse, New York (acquired from the artist; until at least 1987)

Pierre-Noël Matisse (by descent from the above. Sold: Christie's, New York, 4th November 2010, lot 197)

Triton Collection Foundation, The Netherlands (purchased at the above sale. Sold: Christie's, London, 27th February 2018, lot 103)

Purchased at the above sale by the present owner

Pierre Matisse, Yves Tanguy, Un Recueil de ses oeuvres, New York, 1963, no. 356, illustrated p. 159
Jean Saucet & Daniel Marchesseau, Yves Tanguy, Paris, 1973, illustrated n.p.
Patrick Waldberg, Yves Tanguy, Brussels, 1977, n.n., mentioned p. 340, illustrated p. 57
K. Iwaya, 'Yves Tanguy, 1900-55', in Mizue, no. 927, Tokyo, Summer 1983, n.n., illustrated p. 30
Renäe Riese Hubert, Magnifying Mirrors: Women, Surrealism & Partnership, Lincoln & London, 1994, n.n., illustrated p. 192 (as dating from 1946)
Sjraar van Heugten, Avant-gardes: 1870 to the present, The Collection of the Triton Foundation, Brussels, 2012, n.n., mentioned p. 565, illustrated p. 325
New York, Pierre Matisse Gallery, Yves Tanguy, November 1946, no. 3
New York, Pierre Matisse Gallery, Gouaches and Drawings by Yves Tanguy, 1963, no. 17, illustrated in the catalogue
New York, Pierre Matisse Gallery, First Showing of Paintings, Sculpture, Drawings, 1967-68, no. 64, illustrated in the catalogue
Paris, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Yves Tanguy, Rétrospective 1925-1955, 1982, no. 100, illustrated in the catalogue; this exhibition later travelled to Baden-Baden, Staatliche Kunsthalle, 1982-83, no. 87, illustrated in the catalogue; and New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1983, no. 100, illustrated in the catalogue
California, Newport Harbor Art Museum; New York, Whitney Museum of American Art & Minneapolis, Walker Art Center, The Interpretive Link: Abstract Surrealism Into Abstract Expressionism, Works on Paper 1938-1948, 1986-87, no. 135, illustrated in the catalogue
Rotterdam, Kunsthal, Avant-gardes: De collectie van de Triton Foundation, 2013