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Nature Morte Aux Fruits Sur Fond Bleu

Artwork:
Nature Morte Aux Fruits Sur Fond Bleu
Size:
130 x 88.9 cm
Medium :
Oil on canvas
Creation Year:
1939
Marks
Signed F. Leger and dated 39 (lower right); signed F. Leger, dated 1939 and titled (on the reverse)
Category :
Painting
Provenance :
Estate of the artist, France; Nadia Leger, Paris (by descent from the previous and until at least 1957); Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris (acquired by 1964); Galerie Beyeler, Basel (acquired from the previous on January 18, 1969); Private Collection, New York (acquired from the previous on May 7, 1998 and sold: Sotheby's, New York, May 6, 2004, lot 150); Private Collection, Switzerland (acquired at the previous sale); Galerie Fabien Boulakia, Paris; Acquired from the previous on December 6, 2005
Exhibition History :
Paris, Galerie Mai, Fernand Leger, oeuvres recentes, 1940; Stockholm, Svensk-Franska Konstgalleriet, Retrospektiv Utstallning Fernand Leger, 1948, no. 33; Copenhagen, Kunstforeningen, Fernand Leger, 1951, no. 20; Berlin, Hochschue fur Bildende Kunst, Berliner Festwochen, Werke franzosischer Meister der Gegenwart, 1952, no. 28; Paris, Musee des arts decoratifs & Brussels, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Fernand Leger, 1881-1955, 1956-57, no. 98 ; Munich, Haus der Kunst, Fernand Leger 1881-1955, 1957, no. 83; Dortmund, Museum am Ostwall, Fernand Leger 1881-1955, 1957, no. 27; Zurich, Kunsthaus, Fernand Leger, 1957, no. 97; Stockholm, Moderna Museet, Fernand Leger, 1881-1855, 1964, no. 65; Marseille, Musee Cantini, Fernand Leger, 1966, no. 61; Tel-Aviv, Museum of Tel-Aviv, Fernand Leger, 1881-1955, 1967, no. 21; Basel, Galerie Beyeler & London, The Waddington Galleries, Fernand Léger, 1969-70, no. 38; Milan, Galleria Il Milione, Fernand Leger: Olii, guazzi, lavis, disegni, 1969-70, no. 10; Basel, Galerie Beyeler, The Silent Dialogue: The Still Life in the 20th Century, 1978-79, no. 59; Berlin, Staatliche Kunsthalle, Fernand Leger, 1881-1955, 1980-81, no. 93, illustrated in color in the catalogue; Biot, Musee national Fernand Leger & Basel, Galerie Beyeler, Hommage a Fernand Léger 1881-1955. Exposition du centenaire, 1981-1982, nos. 76 & 33; Basel, Galerie Beyeler, Fernand Leger, 1881-1981, 1981-82, no. 33; Madrid, Fundacion Juan March, Fernand Leger, 1983, no. 24; Dusseldorf, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, 'und nich die leiseste Spur einer Vorschrift..' Positionene unabhängiger Kunst in Europa um 1937, 1987-88, no. 60; Basel, Galerie Beyeler, Magic Blue, 1993-94, no. 47; Basel, Galerie Beyeler, Fernand Leger: Werke 1925-55, 1994-95, no. 19, illustrated in color in the catalogue

Sotheby’s New York

Date:
2019-05-14
Lot Number :
49
Low Estimate :
$1,800,000[-36%]*
High Estimate :
$2,500,000[-54%]*
Hammer Price :
$1,158,333
Sold For :
$1,410,000*