Sale: 409 / Modern Art and Sidelines of the German Avantgarde, Dec. 06. 2013 in Munich Lot 150

 

150
Albert Gleizes
Komposition mit zwei Figuren (Clowns), 1950.
Watercolor
Estimate:
€ 4,000 / $ 4,640
Sold:
€ 2,500 / $ 2.900

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Komposition mit zwei Figuren (Clowns). Um 1950.
Watercolor with India ink drawing.
Not in Varichon. Signed lower right and barely legibly dated and inscribed "Pascal Misère page 59" lower left. On laid paper. 32,6 x 24,2 cm (12,8 x 9,5 in), size of sheet.
Presumably preliminary study for the prints for "Les Pensées de Pascal", 72 etchings for the text by Blaise Pascal, Jacques Klein, Editions de la Cigogne, Casablanca 1950. Gleizes used this motif as early as around 1916/17 (cf. Varichon 726, 727 and 728). [DB].

We are grateful to Anne Varichon, Gigean, for her kind oral confirmation of this work's authenticity.




150
Albert Gleizes
Komposition mit zwei Figuren (Clowns), 1950.
Watercolor
Estimate:
€ 4,000 / $ 4,640
Sold:
€ 2,500 / $ 2.900

(incl. 25% surcharge)