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Auction: 
Podzimní aukce v Expo 58 ART
Author: 
Toyen (Marie Čermínová)
Year: 
(1902 – 1980)
Artwork: 
RESPIRATIONS DU SOMMEIL
Created: 
1958
Starting/Selling price: 
320 000 EUR
Estimate: 
480 000 - 720 000 EUR
Sold: 
15.000.000 Kč

oil on canvas

65,5 x 46 cm

signed and dated lower right: "Toyen 58."

signed, dated and inscribed by painter’s hand on reverse: "TOYEN LA RESPIRATIONS DU SOMMEIL 1958"

also inscribed on reverse by Meret Oppenheim: (Marie) Prag – Paris

framed in original author’s frame

 

Provenance:

– Collection of Meret Oppenheim (1913-1985), an important Surrealist painter, poet and fashion designer

Exhibited:

– Toyen, Prague City Gallery, Prague 12. 5. – 29. 8. 2000, reproduced on p. 234, no. 315

Published:

– Lenka Bydzovská – Karel Srp, Toyen, Prague City Gallery, Prague 2000, full page reproduction on p. 234, no. 315

 

From a restorer’s point of view, this painting is in excellent original condition.

 

The expertise written by Dr Karel Srp, the author of Toyen’s a monograph book and a curator of a number of Toyen’s exhibitions worldwide, attached.

 

Consulted with Dr Karel Srp, Professor Jaromir Zemina, Dr Jiri Machalicky and Vladimir Lekes.

 

This painting belongs to the collection of the ‘first lady of Surrealism’ Meret Oppenheim.