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André Masson

Esprits animaux

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Estimate:

50,000 - 70,000 EUR

André Masson

André Masson

Esprits animaux

Esprits animaux

Estimate:

50,000 - 70,000 EUR

Lot sold:

88,200

EUR

André Masson

1896 - 1987

Esprits animaux


signed andré Masson and dated 57 (lower centre); titled Esprits animaux and dated 1957 (on the reverse)

oil on canvas

145,5 x 96,6 cm; 57⅛ x 38 in.

Painted in 1957.


The authenticity of this work has kindly been confirmed by the Comité Masson.

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André Masson

1896 - 1987

Esprits animaux


signé andré Masson et daté 57 (en bas au centre); titré Esprits animaux et daté 1957 (au dos)

huile sur toile

145,5 x 96,6 cm; 57⅛ x 38 in.

Peint en 1957.


L'authenticité de cette œuvre a été confirmée par le Comité Masson.

 

The work has been examined framed. The canvas is not lined. Examination under UV light reveals no evidence of retouching. There are a few thin lines of craquelure to the most thickly applied pigments, notably to the lower right corner. There is some paint shrinkage to the orange pigment towards the centre of the right edge. There is some light frame rubbing along the extreme edges. This work is in overall very good condition.


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Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris (no. 07729; ph. no. 50710)

Private collection, Europe

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Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris (no. 07729; ph. no. 50710)

Collection particulière, Europe

Histoire du Mouvement Surréaliste, Paris, 1997, p. 564

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Histoire du Mouvement Surréaliste, Paris, 1997, p. 564

Venice, XXIXe Exposition Biennale Internationale des Beaux-Arts, 1958, no. 423

Paris, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Comparaisons, 1959, no. 7, illustrated in the catalogue  no. 264 p. 16

Paris, Musée National d'Art Moderne, André Masson, 1965, no. 71

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Venise, XXIXe Exposition Biennale Internationale des Beaux-Arts, 1958, no. 423

Paris, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Comparaisons, 1959, no. 7, reproduit dans le catalogue no. 264 p. 16

Paris, Musée National d'Art Moderne, André Masson, 1965, no. 71