Sale: 513 / Post War / Contemporary Art II, Dec. 11. 2020 in Munich Lot 48

 

48
Henri Michaux
I 61, 1965.
Brush and India ink drawing
Estimate:
€ 14,000 / $ 15,820
Sold:
€ 17,500 / $ 19.774

(incl. 25% surcharge)
I 61. 1965.
Brush and India ink drawing.
Monogrammed in lower right and upper left. Verso dated and titled as well as inscribed with direction instructions and a direction arrow. On wove paper by BFK Rives (with blindstamp). 75 x 105 cm (29.5 x 41.3 in), size of sheet. [CH].

• In private Swiss ownership for 45 years.
• From Michaux's important series of "Encre de Chine" pictures.
• Large format testimony to his fascination for Asian calligraphy, especially for Chinese ideograms.
• Further works from this series are at, among others, the Städel Museum in Frankfurt am Main, the London Tate, the Guggenheim Museum in New York and the Center Georges Pompidou in Paris
.

PROVENANCE: Galerie Le Point Cardinal, Paris.
Erker-Galerie, St. Gallen.
Private collection Switzerland (acquired from aforementioned in 1975).

EXHIBITION: Henri Michaux, Erker-Galerie, St. Gallen, July 7 - September 7, 1974.




48
Henri Michaux
I 61, 1965.
Brush and India ink drawing
Estimate:
€ 14,000 / $ 15,820
Sold:
€ 17,500 / $ 19.774

(incl. 25% surcharge)