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Force Comique

Artwork:
Force Comique
Size:
64.7 x 53.7 cm
Medium :
Watercolor, pencil and pen and ink on paper
Creation Year:
1914
Marks
Signed Picabia (lower center) and titled FORCE COMiqUE (upper right)
Category :
Drawing
Provenance :
Guillaume Apollinaire, Paris (acquired from the artist in 1914); Sale: Hotel Drouot, Paris, March 8, 1926, lot 11; Mrs. John Nichols, Pittsfield, Massachusetts (acquired in 1926); A gift from the previous in 1965
Exhibition History :
Amsterdam, Kunstenaarsvereniging de Onafhankelijken, Geillustreerde Catalogus voor de 3de Internationale Jury - Vrije Tentoonsteling, 1914, no. 412, illustrated in the catalogue; New York, Modern Gallery, Picabia Exhibition, 1916, no. 13; New York, Modern Gallery, Exhibition of Paintings by Cezanne, Van Gogh, Picasso, Picabia, Braque, Dessaignes, Rivera, 1916, no. 12; Paris, Galerie Povolozky (Galerie La Cible), Francis Picabia, 1920, no. 50, illustrated in color in the deluxe edition of catalogue ; Limoges, Galerie Dalpayrat, Exposition Francis Picabia, 1921, no. 36; New York, Brooklyn Museum; New York, Anderson Galleries; Buffalo, Albright Art Gallery & Grange Park, Toronto Art Gallery, An International Exhibition of Modern Art Assembled by Societe Anonyme, 1926-27, no. 51; Paris, Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais & Paris, Centre National d'Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou, Musee National d'Art Moderne, Francis Picabia, 1976, no. 43, illustrated in the catalogue (dated 1913-14); Paris, Centre National d'Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou, Musee National d'Art Moderne, Paris-New York, 1977, no. 390, illustrated in the catalogue; Madrid, Salas Pablo Ruiz Picasso del Ministerio de Cultura & Barcelona, Centre Cultural de la Caixa de Pensions, Francis Picabia, Exposicion antoloon, 1985, no. 27, illustrated in color in the catalogue (dated 1913-14); Lisbon, Centro Cultural de Belem, Francis Picabia antologia/anthology, 1997, no. 17, illustrated in color in the catalogue; Paris, Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Francis Picabia, Singulier ideal, 2003, n.n., illustrated in color in the catalogue (dated 1913-14); Paris, Musee d'Orsay & Madrid, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, New York et l'Art Moderne: Alfred Stieglitz et son cercle 1905-1930, 2004, no. 108, illustrated in color in the catalogue

Sotheby’s New York

Date:
2018-05-14
Lot Number :
3
Low Estimate :
$800,000[+15%]*
High Estimate :
$1,200,000[-23%]*
Hammer Price :
$920,000
Sold For :
$1,119,000*