Kay Sage - Festa

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Artwork: Kay Sage - Festa
Size: 45.8 x 35.9 cm
Medium: Oil on canvas
Creation year: 1947
Marks: Signed and dated 'Kay Sage '47' (lower right); signed and dated again, titled and inscribed 'KAY SAGE 'FESTA' 1947 Woodbury CONN' (on the stretcher)
Category: Paintings
Provenance: John Bernard Myers Gallery, New York; Merlyn Pitzele, New York (acquired from the previous, circa 1947); Peter Pitzele and Marilyn Redfield, New York (by descent from the previous, 1964); Maxwell Davidson Gallery, New York (acquired from the previous, 1977); Jeffrey Hoffeld & Co., Inc., New York (acquired from the previous, November 1984); Anon. sale, Sotheby's, New York, 25 April 1986, lot 65; Galerie 1900-2000, Paris; Jacques Herold, Paris (acquired from the previous, 1988); Galerie Thessa Herold, Paris (acquired from the previous); Galerie 1900-2000, Paris (acquired from the previous); Acquired by the present owners, 2012
Exhibition history: New York, Julien Levy Gallery, Paintings by Kay Sage, October-November 1947, no. 10; New York, Jeffrey Hoffeld & Co., Inc., Women Surrealists: A Selection of Works from 1930 to 1950, April-June 1985 (illustrated on the cover); Milan, Palazzo Reale, I surrealisti, June-September 1989, p. 642 (illustrated in color, p. 427); Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, El Surrealismo entre Viejo y Nuevo Mundo, December 1989-February 1990, p. 249 (illustrated in color); Geneva, Musee Rath, Les figures de la liberte, October 1995-January 1996, p. 234, no. 126 (illustrated in color); Aix-en-Provence, Galerie d'art du Conseil General des Bouches-du-Rho^ne, ...des duos et des couples, January-March 2003 (illustrated in color); Rome, Complesso Monumentale del Vittoriano, Dada e surrealismo riscoperti, October 2009-February 2010, p. 451 (illustrated in color, p. 380); Saint-Louis, Espace d'art contemporain Fernet-Branca, Chasse-croise: Dada-Surrealiste, 1916-1969, January-July 2012 (illustrated in color); New York, Hollis Taggart Galleries, 64th Street Inaugural Exhibition: Strange Pictures for Strange Times, Depicting the Unusual, February-March 2017

Christie's New York

Date: 2018-11-12
Lot Number: 287