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Auction: 
Květnová aukce v Expo 58 ART
Author: 
Toyen (Marie Čermínová)
Year: 
(1902 – 1980)
Artwork: 
JE M´APERCOIS QUE MA PAGE BLANCHE EST DEVENUE VERTE
Created: 
1951
Starting/Selling price: 
240 000 EUR
Estimate: 
480 000 – 720 000 EUR
Sold: 
23.500.000 Kč

oil on canvas
43,5 x 66,5 cm
signed and dated lower right: TOYEN 51
verso an oil study by Toyen
inscribed and dated by Toyen’s hand on blind frame: ‘Je m´apercois que ma page blanche est devenue verte 1951’


Provenance:
– private collection of Toyen
– significant private collection


Exhibited:
– Surrealistische Malerei in Europa / Peinture surréaliste en Europe, Saarlandmuseum, Saarbrücken (Sarrebruck), 14. 6. – 6. 7. 1952, no. 91 exhibition catalogue.


The name of this masterpiece was also used on the funeral notice of the painter (enclosed).


An expert’s report written by the recognized expert on Toyen’s work and art historian Dr Karel Srp enclosed. 

Consulted with Dr Irena Zantovska Murray HonFRIBA, Professor Jaromir Zemina, Dr Jiri Machalicky, and Vladimir Lekes.


Expertise by Professor Frantisek Dvorak from 12th May 1998 enclosed.

 

This is the first time this important work is being offered at a public auction.