Tete couchee abstraite
Artwork: Tete couchee abstraite
Size: Height: 21.7 cm
Medium: Forged bronze with brown patina
Creation year: 1930
Marks: Signed and dated 'J Gonzalez 1930' (on the back)
Category: Sculptures And Ceramics
Artwork details : Unique
Provenance: Roberta González, L'Häy-les-Roses (by descent from the artist); Galerie de France, Paris; Galerie Chalette (Madeleine Lejwa), New York; Mr. and Mrs. Frank H. Porter, Cleveland (acquired from the previous, by 1987); Estate sale, Christie's, New York, 4 November 2003, lot 33; Galerie Jan Krugier, Geneva (acquired at the previous sale); sale, Christie's, New York, 4 November 2013, lot 60; Acquired at the previous sale by the present owner
Exhibition history: (possibly) Paris, Salon des Surindépendants, October-November 1933 (titled Le baiser, tête en bronze); Paris, Musée national d'art moderne, Julio González, Sculptures, February-March 1952, p. 15, no. 40 (titled Tête); Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum and Brussels, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Julio González, April-June 1955, no. 39; Kunsthalle Bern and La Chaux-de-Fonds, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Julio González, July-September 1955, no. 20; Kestner-Gesellschaft Hannover, Julio González, November-December 1957, no. 24; Museum Haus Lange Krefeld; Dortmund, Museum am Ostwall and Leverkusen, Städtisches Museum Schloss Morsbroich, Julio González, December 1957-May 1958, p. 26, no. 24; New York, Galerie Chalette; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Cleveland Museum of Art; Montreal Museum of Fine Arts; Ottawa, The National Gallery of Canada; Utica, Munson-Williams-Proctor Art Institute and Buffalo, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Julio González, August 1961-June 1963, p. 76, no. 17 (illustrated, p. 27); Paris, Musée Maillol, Julio González dans la collection de l'IVAM, November 2004-February 2005, p. 57 (illustrated in color); Barcelona, Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya and Madrid, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Julio González retrospectiva, October 2008-June 2009, p. 119, no. 146 (illustrated in color; incorrectly listed as neither signed nor dated)

Christie's New York

Date: 2016-11-16
Lot Number: 48B