Description

    FRANCIS PICABIA (French, 1879-1953)
    Contre l'embarras, 1924
    Watercolor and pencil on paper
    13 x 10 inches (33.0 x 25.4 cm)
    Signed and dated lower right: Francis Picabia 1924
    Inscribed lower left: Contre l'embarras / de mon coeur qui a brisé la glace

    PROVENANCE:
    Diderot, October 1964;
    Private collection, New York.

    NOTE:
    This drawing will be included in the forthcoming Catalogue Raisonné de l'Oeuvre de Francis Picabia being prepared by the Comité Picabia and is accompanied by a photo-certificate from the Comité Picabia, issued March 16, 2015.


    Condition Report*:

    Tape residue along top edge verso; discoloration along extreme paper edges; graphite mark along upper right edge; areas of slightly smudged charcoal; no other condition issues to note. Framed Dimensions 19 X 16 Inches

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2015
    30th Saturday
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