Mains Croisees Sur La Tete
Artwork: Mains Croisees Sur La Tete
Size: 100 x 81 cm
Medium: Oil on canvas
Creation year: 1940
Marks: Signed and dated ‘le corbusier 28-39’ (upper right); titled ‘mains croisees sur la tete’ (on the stretcher); dated and inscribed ‘12 mars 1939 repris 12 mai 1940’ (on the reverse)
Category: Paintings
Artwork details : Painted in 1939-1940
Provenance: Heidi Weber, Zurich, by whom acquired directly from the artist; Acquired from the previous by the present owner
Exhibition history: Boston, Institute of Contemporary Art,Le Corbusier, March - April 1948; this exhibition later travelled to Detroit, Institute of Arts, June - July 1948; San Francisco, Museum of Art, August - October 1948; Colorado Springs, Fine Arts Center, November - December 1948; Cleveland, Museum of Arts, March - April 1949; St Louis, City Art Museum, July 1949; Sao Paulo, Museu de Arte, July - November 1950; Berlin, Maison de la France, September 1952; Belgrade, December 1952 - January 1953; Skopje, February 1953; Sarajevo, March 1953; Split, April 1953; Zagreb, April - May 1953; Ljubljana, May 1953; and Mostar, May 1953; Zurich, Galerie Heidi Weber,Le Corbusier: Peintures et dessins, December 1962 - January 1963, no. 16 (illustrated); La Chaux-de-Fonds, Musee des Beaux-Arts,De Leopold Robert a Le Corbusier, June - August 1964, no. 16 (illustrated); Basel, Galerie Beyeler,Summertime, July - September 1970, no. 39; Basel, Galerie Beyeler,Le Corbusier, peintre, March - April 1971, no. 20 (illustrated); New York, Xavier Fourcade Gallery,Le Corbusier: Paintings, Drawings and Collages, 1920-1964, October - November 1984 (illustrated); Milan, Universita Statale,Le Corbusier: La progettazione come mutamento, December 1986 - January 1987, p. 227 (illustrated)

Christie's London

Date: 2017-06-27
Lot Number: 9