ALICE RAHON (1917-1987) Mil cumbres (Painted in Mexico in 1949)

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Lot 8* AR
ALICE RAHON
(1917-1987)
Mil cumbres

Sold for £ 55,250 (US$ 75,809) inc. premium
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ALICE RAHON (1917-1987)
Mil cumbres
signed 'Alice Rahon' and indistinctly dated '1949' (lower right); signed, inscribed and dated 'Alice Rahon Mexico 1949, Mil cumbres, Mille sommets' (on the stretcher)
oil on canvas
81.4 x 61.2cm (32 1/16 x 24 1/8in).
Painted in Mexico in 1949

Footnotes

  • We are most grateful to Dr. Salomon Grimberg for his assistance cataloguing this work.

    We are most grateful to Ms. Tere Arcq for her assistance cataloguing this work.

    Provenance
    Galerie Julianne Larsson, Beirut.
    Emile Musallem Collection, Beirut (acquired from the above in 1962).
    Private collection, London.
    Anon. sale, Christie's, New York, 19 - 20 November 2013, lot 128.
    Private collection, US (acquired at the above sale).

    Exhibited
    Mexico City, Galería de Arte Mexicano, 1951.
    Los Angeles, Paul Kantor Gallery, 1953.
    Paris, Galerie La Cour d'Ingres, Alice Rahon, 16 June – 10 July 1955, no. 4.
    Beirut, Galerie Julianne Larsson, October 1962.

    Literature
    J. Palomino, 'Alice Rahon, Pintora en el País de las Maravillas', in Excélsior, 3 July 1949.
    L-P. Favre, 'Alice Rahon', in an unidentified newspaper article on the exhibition at Galerie La Cour d'Ingres, circa June – July 1955.
    G.C., 'Quand Alice Rahon fait la conquête des amateurs d'art libanais', in Les Lettres et les Arts, 26 October 1962.
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