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Dorothea Tanning

Mêlées nocturnes

Property from a Private European Collection | Provenant d'une Collection Particulière Européenne

Dorothea Tanning

Dorothea Tanning

Mêlées nocturnes

Mêlées nocturnes

Property from a Private European Collection

Dorothea Tanning

1910 - 2012

Mêlées nocturnes


signed Dorothea Tanning and dated 58 (lower right)

oil on canvas

145,6 x 97,5 cm; 57⅜ x 38⅜ in.

Painted in 1958.

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Provenant d'une Collection Particulière Européenne

Dorothea Tanning

1910 - 2012

Mêlées nocturnes


signé Dorothea Tanning et daté 58 (en bas à droite)

huile sur toile

145,6 x 97,5 cm; 57⅜ x 38⅜ in.

Peint en 1958.

The work has been examined framed. The canvas is not lined. There is a milky varnish preventing UV light from fully penetrating, however examination under UV light appears to reveal no evidence of retouching. There are a few hairline lines of stable craquelure scattered. There is a small dot of paint loss to the centre of the lower part of the composition (located 41cm from right edge and 48.5cm from lower edge, as visible in the catalogue illustration). There are two small surface scratches with associated paint losses, towards the left part of the lower edge (as visible in the catalogue illustration). This work is in overall very 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.

Please note that there is a Guarantee and Irrevocable Bid on this lot. Please also note that the new estimate of the lot is 350 000-500 000 euros.// Veuillez noter que ce lot est garanti et que Sotheby's a reçu un ordre d'achat irrévocable. Veuillez également noter que la nouvelle estimation de ce lot est 350 000-500 000 euros.

Hélène Anavi, Paulhiac (her sale: Sotheby's, London, March 27-28, 1984, lot 52)

Private collection, Europe (acquired at the above sale and sold: Sotheb'ys, Paris, December 8, 2010, lot 50)

Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

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Hélène Anavi, Paulhiac (sa vente: Sotheby's, Londres, 27-28 mars 1984, lot 52)

Collection particulière, Europe (acquis lors de cette vente et vendu: Sotheb'ys, Paris, 8 décembre 2010, lot 50)

Acquis lors de cette vente par le propriétaire actuel

Claire-Louise Bennett, "EYE of the STORM", in Frieze, no. 201, March 2019, p. 123, illustrated p. 121

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Claire-Louise Bennett, "EYE of the STORM", in Frieze, no. 201, mars 2019, p. 123, reproduit p. 121

Knokke-le-Zoute, Casino Communal, Dorothea Tanning, 1967, no. 38 (incorrectly dated as 1957)

Madrid, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía & London, Tate Modern, Dorothea Tanning, Behind the Door, Another Invisible Door, 2018-19, illustrated in the catalogue p. 146

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Knokke-le-Zoute, Casino Communal, Dorothea Tanning, 1967, no. 38 (incorrectement daté 1957)

Madrid, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía & Londres, Tate Modern, Dorothea Tanning, Behind the Door, Another Invisible Door, 2018-19, reproduit dans le catalogue p. 146