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Leda and the Swan by CY TWOMBLY
CY TWOMBLY

(AMERICAN, 1928 - 2011)

Leda and the Swan

1962


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LOT #6 B

MAY 17, 2017

Christie's, New York

Post-War & Contemporary Evening Sale (Sale 14187)


Leda and the Swan Regular price: $179.99 $ 52,887,500 USD Premium52,887,500 USD (Sale ends )

LOT DETAILS


Materials:

oil, lead pencil and wax crayon on canvas

Measurements:

75.20 in. (191.00 cm.) (height) by 78.74 in. (200.00 cm.) (width)

Markings:

titled 'Leda + the SWAN' (lower right)

Exhibited:

Lausanne, Galerie Bonnier and Basel, Galerie Handschin, Cy Twombly: Peintures récentes, January-February 1964, n.p., no. 2 (illustrated and incorrectly dated). Geneva, Galerie Bonnier, Cy Twombly. Peintures, dessins, lithographies, 1970, no. 4. Cologne, Museum Ludwig, Köln sammelt. Zeitgenössische Kunst aus Kölner Privatbesitz, November-December 1988, p. 177 and 201, no. 170 (illustrated in color).

Literature:

H. Bastian, ed., Cy Twombly: Catalogue raisonné of the Paintings, Volume II 1961-1965, Munich, 1993, pp. 126-127, no. 67 (illustrated in color).

Provenance:

Galerie Bonnier, Lausanne/Geneva Heinz-Otto Müller, Cologne Jennifer Brügelmann, Cologne Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1989


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