29th Oct, 2019 12:00 EST

Modern & Contemporary Art

 
  Lot 12
 
Lot 12 - Jules Pascin (French, 1885-1930)

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Jules Pascin (French, 1885-1930)
Les Deux Amis

Signed and dedicated 'a Pierre' bottom right, oil and crayon on canvas.
Executed in 1928.
29 1/4 x 36 1/2 in. (74.3 x 92.7cm)

Provenance: Perls Galleries, New York, New York.
The Collection of Mr. & Mrs. H.A. Goldstone, New York, New York.
Private Collection, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
By family descent.
Private Collection.
LITERATURE:
Yves Hemin, Guy Krohg, Klaus Perls & Abel Rambert, Pascin, Catalogue raisonné, peintures, aquarelles, pastels, dessins, Vol. I, Paris: Editions Abel Rambert, 1984, no. 642, illustrated p. 320.

Sold for $15,000
Estimated at $25,000 - $40,000


 

Signed and dedicated 'a Pierre' bottom right, oil and crayon on canvas.
Executed in 1928.
29 1/4 x 36 1/2 in. (74.3 x 92.7cm)

Provenance: Perls Galleries, New York, New York.
The Collection of Mr. & Mrs. H.A. Goldstone, New York, New York.
Private Collection, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
By family descent.
Private Collection.
LITERATURE:
Yves Hemin, Guy Krohg, Klaus Perls & Abel Rambert, Pascin, Catalogue raisonné, peintures, aquarelles, pastels, dessins, Vol. I, Paris: Editions Abel Rambert, 1984, no. 642, illustrated p. 320.

Often called the "Prince of Montparnasse," Jules Pascin lived and worked among the Bohemian artists and writers of early 20th century Paris after spending his early years in Vidin, Bulgaria, Vienna and Munich. Pascin was estranged from his family, who had frowned upon the satirical drawings he published in newspapers and magazines and his studies of nudes at brothels. The female form remained his primary artistic preoccupation throughout his career, from his early drawings and watercolors to his later experimentations with oil painting, inspired by Renoir and Cézanne. The two luminous paintings on offer here belong to a later moment, when his painting style reaches maturity, and his soft-focus women lounge and stretch and pout in frothy interiors. A brilliant draftsman at his core, Pascin builds up his figures from a charcoal or crayon drawing, fleshing them out while abstracting their surroundings enough to make them seem to appear out of a dream.

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