Vache A L'Herbage
Artwork: Vache A L'Herbage
Size: 89.5 x 114.3 cm
Medium: Oil on canvas
Creation year: 1954
Marks: Signed and dated 54; signed, titled and dated aout 54 on the reverse
Category: Paintings
Provenance: Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York; The Colin Family Collection, New York (acquired from the above); Christie's, New York, November 15, 2006, Lot 27 (consigned by the above); Acquired from the above by the present owner
Exhibition history: New York, Pierre Matisse Gallery, J. Dubuffet - Recent Paintings, Collages & Drawings, November - December 1954, n.p., no. 12 (checklist); Pittsburgh, The Carnegie Institute, The 1955 Pittsburgh International Exhibition of Contemporary Painting, October - December 1955, pl. 26, no. 82, illustrated (titled Purple Cow); New York, M. Knoedler & Company, The Colin Collection: Paintings, Watercolors, Drawings and Sculpture, April - May 1960, n.p., no. 98, illustrated; Paris, Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Palais du Louvre, Jean Dubuffet: 1942-1960, December 1960 - February 1961, p. 225, no. 132 (checklist) and p. 314, pl. 60, illustrated; New York, Stephen Hahn Gallery, Vaches, October - November 1972; New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; and Paris, Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, Jean Dubuffet: A Retrospective, April - December 1973, p. 109, no. 71, illustrated (New York) and p. 72, no. 80, illustrated (Paris); Berlin, Akademie der Kunste; Vienna, Museum Moderner Kunst, Museum des 20. Jahrhunderts; and Cologne, Josef-Haubrich-Kunsthalle, Dubuffet: Retrospektive, September 1980 - March 1981, p. 157, no. 142, illustrated in color and p. 339, no. 142, illustrated

Sotheby's New York

Date: 2016-05-11
Lot Number: 42
Low Estimate: $3000000 [+38%]
High Estimate: $4000000 [+3%]
Hammer Price: $4150000
Sold For: $4898000