Modern & Contemporary Evening Auction featuring The Now

Modern & Contemporary Evening Auction featuring The Now

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Property from a Private Collection, USA

Leonor Fini

L'envers d'une géographie

Auction Closed

March 6, 07:55 PM GMT


300,000 - 400,000 GBP

Lot Details


Leonor Fini

1908 - 1996

L'envers d'une géographie

signed Leonor Fini (lower right)

oil on canvas

100.2 by 72.8 cm. 39 ½ by 28 ⅝ in.

Executed in 1965. 

Galerie Iolas, Paris

Galerie Saqqarah, Gstaad

Galerie Lambert Monet, Geneva

Private Collection, Switzerland (acquired from the above in 1972)

Christie’s, London, 19 June 2013, lot 338 (consigned by the above)

Acquired from the above sale by the present owner


Constantin Jelenski, "Leonor Fini," Médicine de France, Paris, June 1965, p. 26

Xavière Gauthier, Leonor Fini, Paris, 1973, p. 117, illustrated in colour (titled L'envers d'une carte de géographie)

Leonor Fini, Leonor Fini. Das grosse Bilderbuch, Lausanne, 1975, p. 79, illustrated (dated 1967 and with inverted dimensions)

Jean-Claude Dedieu, Leonor Fini, Paris, 1978, p. 40, illustrated in colour (dated 1967 and with inverted dimensions)

Pierre Borgue, Leonor Fini ou le théâtre de l'Imaginaire, Paris, 1983, p. 225, illustrated

Richard Overstreet and Neil Zukerman, Leonor Fini. Catalogue Raisonné of the Oil Paintings, vol. II, Zurich, 2021, no. 695, p. 412, illustrated in colour

Paris, Galerie Alexandre Iolas, Leonor Fini, 1965, no. 5 (dated 1964)

Knokke-Le-Zoute, Casino Communal, Rétrospective, 1965, no. 86

Turin, Galatea - Galleria d'Arte Contemporanea, Leonor Fini, 1966, no. 3 (dated 1964 and with incorrect dimensions)

London, Hanover Gallery, Leonor Fini, 1967, no. 1 (dated 1964)

Madrid, Galería Iolas-Velasco, 1968, no. 3

Turin, Galleria d'arte "Il Fauno", Leonor Fini, 1970, no. 1 (dated 1966)

Brussels, Galerie Isy Brachot, Rétrospective Leonor Fini, 1970, no. 28 (dated 1966)

Hamburg and Munich, Galerie Hans Hoeppner, Leonor Fini Paris, 1971, illustrated in colour on the cover (dated 1966)

Paris, Galerie Minsky at Art Elysées, 2014

Paris, Galerie Minsky, Leonor Fini & Stanislao Lepri, 2015

Paris, Galerie Minsky, Leonor Fini. Cherchez la femme, 2015-16

New York, Heather James Art, The Female Gaze: Women Surrealists in the Americas and Europe, 2019, p. 76, a detail illustrated in colour; p. 77, illustrated in colour (dated circa 1962)