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Lot 54 - TOYEN, (1902 Prague – 1980 Paris), FALAISE DE BASALTE, 1929 - At this item the [...]

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TOYEN, (1902 Prague – 1980 Paris), FALAISE DE BASALTE, 1929
At this item the buyer’s commision is reduced to 18 % incl. VAT and copyright fees „Droit de Suite“.
Description of the lot
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 73 x 99 cm
Signed and dated lower right: TOYEN 29
Provenance:
- collection of poet Frantisek Halas
(Frantisek Halas was a close friend of Toyen. Since 1930 he has been involved with Jindrich Styrsky, Toyen, Adolf Hoffmeister, Vitezslav Nezval, Emil Filla and others in the literary and art form of the Erotic Revue.)
- collection of Dr. Ivo Rotter, National Gallery Belvedere, Vienna
Exhibited:
- „Jindrich Styrsky and Toyen“, Aventinska mansarda, Prague, March 11 – March 30, 1930, cat. no. 13, purchased for 1500 CZK by the poet Frantisek Halas
- „The Exhibition of the paintings of Styrsky and Toyen“, Prague, November 18 – December 4, 1931
- „Styrsky – Toyen: artificialismus 1926/1931“, Pardubice, June 25 – September 6, 1992; Karlovy Vary, September 17 – November 1, 1992; Prague, November 11, 1992 – January 10, 1993
- „Toyen“, Prague, May 12 – August 6, 2000
- „Beyond Klimt“, National Gallery Belvedere, Vienna, March 23 – August 26, 2018, reproduced in exhibition catalogue, p. 258
- exhibited as a long-term loan at National Gallery Belvedere, Vienna
Publicated:
- Rita Bischof, Toyen: das malerische Werk, Neue Kritik, Frankfurt am Main, 1987, reproduced, pic. no. 16 (listed as „Bild“)
- Artificialismus, Jindrich Styrsky a Toyen, Stredoceska galerie 1993, reproduced, p. 31
- Karel Srp, Toyen, Argo, Galerie hl. m. Prahy, Prague, 2000, reproduced, p. 74, pic. no. 66
This is one of the Toyen’s masterpiece from 1929.
Consulted with Annie Le Brun and Georges Goldfayn, close friends of Toyen, in August 2018.
Adolf Loos Apartment and Gallery is grateful Le Brun and Goldfayn for recognition of the paitning.
Consulted with Professor Jaromir Zemina, Dr Jiri Machalicky and Mgr Alena Havlikova.
Expertise by Dr Karel Srp attached, dated 7 February 2006, Prague: „... This is Toyen’s artificialistic masterpiece from 1929 and it has a significant position in her work ...“
Confirmation of authenticity attached.

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