Sale: 494 / Modern Art, Dec. 07. 2019 in Munich Lot 562

 
562
Fernand Léger
Les Plongeurs, 1942.
Gouache
Estimate:
€ 25,000 / $ 29,750
Sold:
€ 25,625 / $ 30.493

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Les Plongeurs. 1942.
Gouache and ink brush drawing over pencil.
Monogrammed and dated in lower right. On brownish wove paper. 17.8 x 22.5 cm (7 x 8.8 in), size of sheet.
Subtle squares in pencil suggest a later execution in a larger format. Verso with a figurative pencil drawing. [CH].
• Fascinating entwinenemnt of bodies
• Léger forms a kinf of ornament from a tamd mas of bodies
• Highly artificial mesh of different pictorial components
• Another version of this theme is part of the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York
.

Accompanied by a photo expertise from Irus Hansma, Paris, dated November 2019. The work will be included into the forthcoming catalog raisonné of works on paper.

PROVENANCE: Private collection Netherlands.

LITERATURE: Ketterer Kunst, Munich, auction 360, Modern Art, December 12, 2009, lot no. 202.

562
Fernand Léger
Les Plongeurs, 1942.
Gouache
Estimate:
€ 25,000 / $ 29,750
Sold:
€ 25,625 / $ 30.493

(incl. 25% surcharge)