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Toyen

Untitled: A Double-Sided Work

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Estimate:

4,000

to
- 6,000 USD

Property from a Private Collection of Surrealist Art

Toyen

Toyen

Untitled: A Double-Sided Work

Untitled: A Double-Sided Work

Estimate:

4,000

to
- 6,000 USD

Lot sold:

10,710

USD

Property from a Private Collection of Surrealist Art

Toyen

1902 - 1980

Untitled: A Double-Sided Work


Stamped nine times with the estate stamp; stamped six times with the estate stamp (on the verso)

Collage on paper

13 by 8 ⅝ in. (33 by 21.9 cm)

Framed: 20 ⅜ by 15 ¼ in. (51.8 by 38.7 cm)

Executed circa 1970.

The work is double sided, with collage elements adhered to white-colored wove paper. The collage elements are stable. The work is hinged to a window mat along the top edge of its verso, so both sides are visible. There is undulation to some of the collage elements, inherent to the application of the adhesive. Some minor handling creases to all four corners. To the yellow collage element at the center of the verso there are two minor folds. The work is in good condition. Framed under Plexiglass.


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Gallery of Surrealism, New York
Acquired from the above on December 22, 2003
"L'Univers de Toyen," in Le Minotaure, Paris, 2003, no. 35, illustrated in color p. 40
Prague, Galerie de la Ville de Prague, Toyen, 2000, n.n.
Born in Prague, Toyen (pseudonym of Marie Čermínová) was a painter, drafter and illustrator who is credited with the co-founding of the Czech Surrealist Movement. The pseudonym was adopted in 1923 in an effort to renounce any gender and the highly transgressive and subversive nature of Toyen’s art lies at the heart of the artist’s reputation. Toyen’s gender fluidity (rejecting being labelled as female, Toyen wore both women’s and men’s clothing and used masculine signifiers) led to a natural centralising of the themes of gender, sexual politics and eroticism in Toyen’s art, though it still maintained a focus on the experiences of women. Toyen experimented with erotic comedy in art and later in the more Surrealist aspect of desire, often with violent undertones.