La Porte (Objet)
Artist: Joan Miro
Artwork: La Porte (Objet)
Size: 93 x 59.7 cm
Medium: Painted wood, metals, turkey feathers and other found objects
Creation year: 1931
Marks: Signed 'Miro' (center right)
Category: Paintings
Provenance: Claude Hersaint, Paris (presumably acquired from the artist)Mr. & Mrs. William N. Copley, Longpont-sur-Orge & New York (by at least 1964 and sold: Sotheby's, New York, May 17, 1978, lot 71); Acquired at the above sale by A. Alfred Taubman
Exhibition history: London, The Arts Council of Great Britain, Hayward Gallery, Dada and Surrealism Reviewed, 1978, no. 11.27a, illustrated in the catalogue (titled Table moustache and as dating from 1927 with incorrect measurments); New York, Museum of Modern Art, Joan Miro Retrospective, 1993-94, no. 97, illustrated in color in the catalogue; Valencia, IVAM Centre Julio Gonzalez, El objecto surrealista, 1997

Sotheby's New York

Date: 2015-11-04
Lot Number: 37
Low Estimate: $15000000 [-21%]
High Estimate: $20000000 [-41%]
Hammer Price: $11750000
Sold For: $13410000