Artwork: Broyeur
Size: 59.8 x 72.7 cm
Medium: Watercolor, brush and ink and pencil on paper
Creation year: 1922
Marks: Signed Francis Picabia (lower right); titled (upper left)
Category: Drawings
Provenance: Galerie Mona Lisa, Paris (acquired by 1962); Marcel Duhamel, London (acquired by 1972); Private Collection (and sold: Sotheby's, London, December 1, 1976, lot 198); Fondazione Thyssen-Bornemisza, Lugano (acquired at the previous sale and sold: Phillips, De Pury & Luxembourg, London, June 24, 2002, lot 15); Helly Nahmad Gallery, London; Claude Berri, Paris (acquired from the previous); Thence by descent
Exhibition history: Barcelona, Galeria Dalmau, Picabia, 1922, no. 13; Paris, Galerie Mona Lisa, Francis Picabia vu en transparence, 1961, no. 16a; Marseilles, Musee Cantini, Picabia, 1962, no. 40, illustrated in the catalogue; Munich, Haus der Kunst, Der Surrealismus 1922-1942, 1972, no. 378, illustrated in the catalogue; Paris, Musee des arts decoratifs, Le Surrealisme 1922-1942, 1972, no. 363, illustrated in the catalogue; Paris, Grand Palais, Francis Picabia, 1976, no. 105, illustrated in the catalogue; Nimes, Musee des beaux-arts, Francis Picabia, 1986, no. 37, illustrated in the catalogue; Luxembourg, Villa Vaubon; Munich, Haus der Kunst & Vienna, Museum des 20. Jahrhunderts, Wege aus Abstraktion: 80 Meisterwerke aus der Sammlung Thyssen-Bornemisza, 1988-89, no. 59, illustrated in color in the catalogue; Valencia, IVAM Centro Julio Gonzalez; Barcelona, Fundacio Antoni Tapies & Paris, Musee nationale d’art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Maquinas y Espanolas, 1995-96, no. 7, illustrated in color in the catalogue

Sotheby's New York

Date: 2017-05-17
Lot Number: 303