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Lextinction Des Especes Ii

Yves Tanguy-Lextinction Des Especes Ii-1938

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Lextinction Des Especes Ii
92 x 73 cm
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Oil on canvas
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Signed and dated 'YVES TANGUY 38' (lower right); dated and inscribed 'L'Extinction des especes 1938' (on the stretcher)
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Provenance :
Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York (no. ST. 999), by 1940; Patricia K. Matisse, New York, between 1955 and 1963; Pierre Matisse, New York, by descent from the previous, in 1972; Maria-Gaetana 'Tana' Matisse, by descent from the previous, in 1989 until 2001; The Pierre & Tana Matisse Foundation Collection, New York, by descent from the previous; Blain Di Donna, New York; Acquired from the previous, on 6 December 2012
Exhibition History :
New York, Pierre Matisse Gallery, Yves Tanguy: Paintings, Gouaches, Drawings, December 1939 (ex. cat.); this exhibition later travelled to Hartford, Wadsworth Atheneum, January 1940; Chicago, Arts Club, February 1940; Seattle, Henry Art Gallery, March 1940; and San Francisco, Museum of Art, May - June 1940; New York, Pierre Matisse Gallery, Contemporary Art: Painting & Sculpture, June 1950, no. 17, n.p; Hartford, Wadsworth Atheneum, Yves Tanguy, Kay Sage, August - September 1954, no. 12, n.p; New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Yves Tanguy, September - October 1955, p. 40 (illustrated); Sarasota, John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Rene Magritte et Yves Tanguy, November - December 1961, no. 29; this exhibition later travelled to Georgia, Mercer University, January 1962; Montreal, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, February - March 1962; Toronto, Art Gallery, March - April 1962; Denver, Denver Art Museum, May - June 1962; Manchester, Currier Gallery of Art, August - September 1962; and Pennsylvania, Allentown Art Museum, September - October 1962 (no cat.); Bordeaux, Galerie des Beaux-Arts, Surrealisme, May - September 1971, no. 219, p. 115 (illustrated n.p.); Munich, Haus der Kunst, Der Surrealismus 1922 - 1942, March - May 1972, no. 435, n.p. (illustrated n.p.); this exhibition later travelled to Paris, Musee des arts decoratifs, June - August 1972, no. 420 (illustrated); Cologne, Messenhallen, Westkunst. Zeitgenossische Kunst seit 1939, May - August 1981, no. 6, p. 337 (illustrated; illustrated again p. 32); Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou, Yves Tanguy: Retrospective, 1925-1955, June - September 1982, no. 71, p. 118 (illustrated p. 119); this exhibition later travelled to Baden-Baden, Staatliche Kunsthalle, October 1982 - January 1983; and New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, January - February 1983, no. 71, p. 18; Venice, XLII Esposizione internazionale d'arte, La Biennale di Venezia, 1986, no. 2, p. 94 (illustrated p. 100); Dusseldorf, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, '...und nicht die leiseste Spur einer Vorschrift' - Positionen unabhangiger Kunst in Europa um 1937, December 1987 - January 1988, no. 93, p. 171 (illustrated p. 88); Quimper, Musee des Beaux-Arts, El universo surrealista, June - September 2007, no. 166, p. 164 (illustrated p. 165); this exhibition later travelled to Barcelona, Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, October 2007 - January 2008; New York, L & M Arts, Tanguy Calder: Between Surrealism and Abstraction, April - June 2010, pp. 50, 168 (illustrated p. 51); New York, Di Donna, Fields of Dream: The Surrealist Landscape, October - December 2015, n.p. (illustrated; illustrated again pl. 47)

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