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    GEORGES MATHIEU (French, 1921-2012)
    Untitled (Three works: one broche; two collages), 1964, 1972
    brooch: 55.95 grams 14k gold with tourmaline; collages: mixed media on board
    Brooch: 4-1/2 x 3-1/2 inches (11.4 x 8.9 cm)
    Bigger collage: 11-1/2 x 19-1/2 inches
    Small collage: 3-3/4 x 8 1/2 inches
    Bigger collage dedicated, signed and dated: Pour Dorothy Morgenstern avec mes plus courtois hommages de Mathieu, 64;
    Small drawing dedicated lower right: avec les voeux de Mathieu

    PROVENANCE:
    Professor and Mrs. Oskar Morgenstern, Princeton (gift and acquired directly from the artist)
    Private Collection (by descent)

    NOTE:
    Oskar Morgenstern (January 24, 1902 - July 26, 1977) was a German-born Economist. He, along with John von Neumann, helped found the mathematical field of game theory (see von Neumann-Morgenstern utility theorem. He was educated in Vienna, and was a recipient of a three year fellowship financed by the Rockefeller Foundation. When Adolf Hitler took over Vienna through the Anschluss, Morgenstern was in the United States and decided it would be a good idea to stay. He became a member of the faculty at Princeton University, but gravitated toward the Institute for Advanced Study. His first book was "Economic Prediction". In 1944, he and von Neumann co-wrote Theory of Game and Economic Behavior, recognized as the first book on game theory. Mathieu and Morgenstern became acquainted through their shared interest in game theory, maintaining a long friendship and correspondence over the years. Morgenstern also wrote the book "On the accuracy of economic observations," applying game theory to business. He died in Princeton, New Jersey, in the United States.



    Condition Report*: Big collage: faint surface scuffs; extreme sheet edges with ink loss, old tape verso, not framed Small collage: a 1.5 inch crease at lower left quadrant; faint surface abrasion, verso artist calling card with additional dedication reading: vous a attendu cet ete, not framed 
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    October, 2012
    23rd Tuesday
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