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Francis Picabia

Abstrait Lausanne

Francis Picabia

Francis Picabia

Abstrait Lausanne

Abstrait Lausanne

Francis Picabia

1879 - 1953

Abstrait Lausanne

signed Francis Picabia (lower right)

gouache and oil on board

74.8 by 49cm., 29½ by 19¼in.

Framed: 93.3 by 67.4cm., 36¾ by 26½in.

Executed circa 1918.

The board is stable though very slightly bowed. The work is attached to the inner frame with spacer fillets along all four edges of the verso, and is floating so that the edges of the recto are visible. The edges are slightly uneven in places, especially to the upper part of the right edge. There are some signs of general wear to the board (many of which would have been inherent to the support at the time of execution) and minor surface scratches in places. There is some historic staining to the right edge, most prominently to the lower part. There are some very shallow indentations to the dotted spiral element (possibly relating to the artist rubbing out graphite) and only visible in a raking light. This work is in overall good condition.

In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Germaine Everling-Picabia, Cannes & Lausanne

Simone Collinet, Paris (acquired from the above by 1957 and until at least 1975)

Private Collection, Paris

Galerie d'Art Contemporain, Paris (acquired from the above by 1984 and until at least 1985)

Galerie Neuendorf, Frankfurt & Hamburg (acquired by 1986 and until at least 1988)

Waddington Galleries, London (acquired by 1990)

Private Collection (acquired by 1994 and until 1997)

Galerie Piltzer, Paris (acquired by 1997)

Galerie Trigano, Paris (acquired by 2002)

Karen Grieg, Norway (probably acquired from the above in 2002)

Thence by descent to the present owners

William A. Camfield, Francis Picabia, His Art, Life and Times, Princeton, 1979, no. 151, illustrated p. 113
Maria Lluïsa Borràs, Picabia, London, 1985, no. 359, illustrated in colour p. 225
William A. Camfield, Beverley Calté, Candace Clements, Arnauld Pierre & Pierre CaltéFrancis Picabia, Catalogue Raisonné, New Haven & London, 2016, vol. II, no. 602, illustrated in colour p. 259
Paris, Galerie Furstenberg, Exposition Picabia, 1956, no. 16
Saint-Étienne, Musée d'Art et d'Industrie, Art Abstrait. Les premières générations (1910–1939), 1957, no. 49
Düsseldorf, Kunsthalle, Dada: Dokumente einer Bewegung, 1958, no. 198
Amsterdam, Stedelijk Musuem, Dada, 1958-59, no. 188
London, Matthiesen Gallery, Francis Picabia 1879-1953, 1959, no. 24
Paris, Galerie Mona Lisa, Picabia vu en transparence, 1961, no. 19, illustrated in the catalogue
Bern, Kunsthalle, Francis Picabia 1979-1953: Werke von 1909-1924, 1962, no. 28
Newcastle upon Tyne, Hatton Gallery & London, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Francis Picabia, 1964, no. 17, illustrated in the catalogue
Paris, Galerie Furstenberg, Francis Picabia 1879-1953, 1964, no. 13
Zurich, Kunsthaus & Paris, Musée National d'art moderne, Dada, 1966-67, no. 204
Leverkusen, Städtisches Museum Leverkusen Schloß Morsbroich & Eindhoven, Stedelijk van Abbemuseum, Picabia, 1967, no. 28, illustrated in the catalogue
New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; Cincinnati, Cincinnati Art Museum; Toronoto; Art Galery of Ontario; Detroit, The Detroit Institute of Arts, Francis Picabia, 1970-71, no. 59, illustrated in the catalogue 
Munich, Haus der Kunst & Paris, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Der Surrealismus 1922-1942, 1972, no. 368 (Munich), no. 353 (Paris), illustrated in the catalogue
Turin, Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna, Francis Picabia: mezzo secolo di avanguardia, 1974-75, no. 24, illustrated in the catalogue
Paris, Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Francis Picabia, 1976, no. 75, illustrated in the catalogue
London, Hayward Gallery, Dada and Surrealism Reviewed, 1978, no. 79
Paris, Société des Artistes Indépendants, L'Or des années folles, 1918-1930, 1979, no. 62
Seibu Takanawa, The Museum of Modern Art & Tokyo, The Seibu Museum of Art, Francis Picabia, 1984, no. 24, illustrated in the catalogue
Madrid, Salas Pablo Ruiz Picasso del Ministerio de Cultura & Barcelona, Centre Cultural de la Caixa de Pensions, Francis Picabia, Exposición Antológica, 1985, no. 40, illustrated in colour in the catalogue
Nîmes, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nîmes, Francis Picabia, 1986, no. 142
Frankfurt, Galerie Neuendorf & Edinburgh, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Picabia 1879-1953, 1988, no. 37, illustrated in the catalogue (Frankfurt), no. 11, illustrated in colour in the catalogue (Edinburgh)
Montreuil, Centre des expositions, Philippe Soupault: Voyager Magnétique, 1989, illustrated in colour in the catalogue
London, Waddington Galleries, Francis Picabia, 1990, no. 3, illustrated in colour in the catalogue
Rome, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Dada: l'arte della negazione, 1994, no. 11/7, illustrated in colour in the catalogue
Valencia, IVAM Centre Julio González & Barcelona, Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Máquinas y Españolas, 1995, no. 26, illustrated in colour in the catalogue
Santiago de Compostela, Museo do Pobo Galego, Francis Picabia. O soño español, 1996, no. 17, illustrated in colour in the catalogue
Lisbon, Centro Cultural de Belém, Francis Picabia antologia/anthology, 1997, no. 25, illustrated in colour in the catalogue
Paris, Galerie Pilzer, Francis Picabia, 1997
Berlin, Galerie Brockstedt & Vence, Galerie Beaubourg, Francis Picabia 1879-1953, 1997-8, illustrated in colour in the catalogue
Vence, Galerie Beaubourg, Francis Picabia: classique et merveilleux, 1998, illustrated in colour in the catalogue
Paris & FIAC, Galerie Patrice Trigano, Destins Croisés: Picabia, Carmen Calvo, 2002, no. 2, illustrated in colour in the catalogue
Nantes, Musée des Beaux Arts de Nantes, L'art moderne selon Mallarmé, 2005, illustrated in colour in the catalogue