Figure Aux Tiroirs
Artwork: Figure Aux Tiroirs
Size: 75.2 x 55.5 cm
Medium: Pen and ink on paper
Creation year: 1937
Marks: Signed and dated 'Salvador Dali 1937' (lower right)
Category: Drawings
Provenance: The artist, until at least 1943; Ambassador Alfonso Gonzalez Pardo, Chile & New York, by 1944; Private collection, New York; Edmund Peel, Madrid; Cortes-Perez Escolar, Madrid, by December 1979; Anonymous sale, Christie's, New York, 14 November 1984, lot 258; Private collection; sale, Sotheby's, London, 5 April 1989, lot 344; Artcurial, Paris, by whom acquired at the previous sale, until at least March 1997; Russeck Gallery, Palm Beach; Private collection, Palm Beach; Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, New York, 5 November 2003, lot 51; Acquired at the previous sale
Exhibition history: New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Salvador Dali: Paintings, Drawings, Prints, November 1941 - January 1942, no. 60, p. 82 (illustrated); this exhibition later travelled to Northampton, Massachusetts, Smith College Museum of Art, February 1942; Cleveland, Museum of Art, March 1942; Indianapolis, John Herron Museum of Art, April - May 1942; San Francisco, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, May - June 1942; Williamsburg, Virginia, College of William and Mary, Muscarelle Museum of Art, October - November 1942; Utica, Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute Museum of Art, January 1943; Detroit, Institute of Art, March - April 1943; and Omaha, Joslyn Art Museum, April - May 1943; New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Modern Drawings, February - May 1944, p. 90 (illustrated p. 73); this exhibition later travelled to Pittsburgh, Carnegie Institute, June - July 1944; San Francisco, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, August 1944; Hagerstown, Washington, County Museum of Art, October 1944; Saint Paul, Gallery and School of Art, November - December 1944; Minneapolis, Walker Art Center, January 1945; Milwaukee, Art Institute, February - March 1945; Worcester, Massachusetts, Art Museum, March - April 1945; and Louisville, J.B. Speed Art Museum, May - June 1945; Montrouge, Centre culturel et artistique, XXIIe Salon de Montrouge, May - June 1977, no. 92 (illustrated); Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou, Salvador Dali, retrospective, 1920-1980, December 1979 - April 1980, no. 201, p. 270 (illustrated; with incorrect dimensions); London, The Tate Gallery, Salvador Dali, May - June 1980, no. 135, p. 27 (with incorrect dimensions); Milan, Palazzo Reale, I surrealisti, June - September 1989, p. 625 (illustrated p. 355; with incorrect medium); Frankfurt, Schirn Kunsthalle, Die Surrealisten, December 1989 - February 1990, no. 60, p. 409 (illustrated p. 226); Paris, Artcurial, Papiers de Peintres, Papiers de Sculpteurs, March - May 1991; Milan, Fondazione Antonio Mazzotta, Il disegno del nostro secolo: Prima parte: Da Klimt a Wols, April - July 1994, no. 214, p. 418(illustrated p. 319); Madrid, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, ¿Bunuel! La mirade del siglo, July - October 1996, p. 393 (illustrated); this exhibition later travelled to Mexico, Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, December 1996 - March 1997; New York, Acquavella Galleries, Inc., XIX & XX Century Master Paintings and Sculptures, October - November 1998, pl. 17 (illustrated)

Christie's London

Date: 2019-06-18
Lot Number: 12