Auction 972, Modern Art, 03.12.2010, 00:00, Cologne Lot 36

Maurice Estève, Enlèvement

Maurice Estève, Enlèvement, 1953, Auction 972 Modern Art, Lot 36

Oil on canvas 65 x 81 cm, framed. Signed and dated 53 Estève in red lower right, on reverse additionally signed, dated and titled Estève (underlined) 53 Enlèvement (encircled) in grey brush. - On stretcher with various exhibition labels and a Swiss customs stamp. The back of canvas stenciled in white "H O S 61" lower left. - Partially with faint craqueleur.

Maillard 435

Provenance

Galerie de France, Paris; collection Sonja Henie-Niels Onstad, Oslo; private possession Switzerland (since 1973)

Exhibitions

Basel 1956 (Galerie Beyeler), Abstrakte Malerei; Basel 1958 (Kunsthalle), Kunst und Natur, with ill.; Oslo 1960 (Kunstnernes Hus), collection Sonja Henie-Niels Onstad, cat. nr. 60 (with paper label and stamp on reverse); Copenhagen/Göteborg/Stockholm/Hamburg/Essen/Stuttgart 1961 (Lousiana/Konstmuseum/Moderna Museet/Kunsthall/Museum Folkwang/Württembergischer Kunstverein), collection Sonja Henie-Niels Onstad; Frankfurt/Basel/London/Paris/Vienna/Edinburgh/Liverpool 1962 (Frankfurter Kunstverein/Kunsthalle/Tate Gallery/Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris/Künstlerhaus/Festival Edinburgh/Walker Art Gallery), collection Sonja Henie-Niels Onstad; La Haye/Genf/Bergen in Norway 1963 (Gemeetemuseum/Musée d'Art et d'Histoire/Bergens Kunstforening), collection Sonja Henie-Niels Onstad

Literature

Pierre Francastel, Estève, Paris 1956, p. 166

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