Dorothea Tanning

American, 1910–2012

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Throughout her expansive, seven-decade career, Dorothea Tanning created dreamlike worlds, embracing Surrealism and sensual transcendence. Her practice—which spanned painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, poetry, and memoir—was at first heavily …

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Open Sesame
Sold on Mar 23, 2022
£12,600
US$16,647
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Work on Paper
pastel on paper
53.3 by 45.7 cm. 21½ by 18in. 74 by 58.8cm. 29¼ by 23⅛in.
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Realized Price
£12,600
Auction Sale
Mar 23, 2022
Sotheby's
Open Sesame
pastel on paper
Mar 23, 2022
Sotheby's
£12,600
US$16,647
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Work on Paper
53.3 by 45.7 cm. 21½ by 18in. 74 by 58.8cm. 29¼ by 23⅛in.
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Auction Sale
Mar 23, 2022
Sotheby's
Realized Price
£12,600
Untitled (No. 20)
Sold on Mar 23, 2022
£3,024
US$3,995
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Work on Paper
pencil and watercolor on paper
12.7 by 65.4cm. 5 by 25¾in. 22.2 by 76.5cm. 8¾ by 30⅛in.
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£3,024
Auction Sale
Mar 23, 2022
Sotheby's
Untitled (No. 20)
pencil and watercolor on paper
Mar 23, 2022
Sotheby's
£3,024
US$3,995
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Work on Paper
12.7 by 65.4cm. 5 by 25¾in. 22.2 by 76.5cm. 8¾ by 30⅛in.
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Mar 23, 2022
Sotheby's
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£3,024
Untitled
Sold on Mar 17, 2022
€6,048
US$6,719
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Artwork Dimension
signed Dorothea Tanning (lower right)
17 x 23 cm 6¾ x 9 in. 17 x 23 cm 6¾ x 9 in.
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€6,048
Auction Sale
Mar 17, 2022
Sotheby's
Untitled
signed Dorothea Tanning (lower right)
Mar 17, 2022
Sotheby's
€6,048
US$6,719
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17 x 23 cm 6¾ x 9 in. 17 x 23 cm 6¾ x 9 in.
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Mar 17, 2022
Sotheby's
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€6,048
Mêlées nocturnes
Sold on Mar 16, 2022
€567,000
US$623,241
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1910 - 2012 M 145,6 x 97,5 cm 57⅜ x 38⅜ in. 1910 - 2012 M 145,6 x 97,5 cm 57⅜ x 38⅜ in.
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€567,000
Auction Sale
Mar 16, 2022
Sotheby's
Mêlées nocturnes
Mar 16, 2022
Sotheby's
€567,000
US$623,241
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1910 - 2012 M 145,6 x 97,5 cm 57⅜ x 38⅜ in. 1910 - 2012 M 145,6 x 97,5 cm 57⅜ x 38⅜ in.
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Auction Sale
Mar 16, 2022
Sotheby's
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€567,000
Sans titre
Sold on Oct 22, 2021
€4,375
US$5,089
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Work on Paper
Work on Paper
17.5 x 24 cm. 6 7/8 x 9 ½ in.
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€4,375
Auction Sale
Oct 22, 2021
Christie's
Sans titre
Work on Paper
Oct 22, 2021
Christie's
€4,375
US$5,089
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Work on Paper
17.5 x 24 cm. 6 7/8 x 9 ½ in.
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Oct 22, 2021
Christie's
Realized Price
€4,375
Delegates
Sold on May 27, 2021
£10,710
US$13,956
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Work on Paper
Work on Paper
22.9 by 29.9cm. 9 by 11 ¾ in. 43 by 51cm. 17 by 20in.
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Realized Price
£10,710
Auction Sale
May 27, 2021
Sotheby's
Delegates
Work on Paper
May 27, 2021
Sotheby's
£10,710
US$13,956
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Work on Paper
22.9 by 29.9cm. 9 by 11 ¾ in. 43 by 51cm. 17 by 20in.
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Auction Sale
May 27, 2021
Sotheby's
Realized Price
£10,710
The Witch
Sold on May 27, 2021
£327,600
US$426,888
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Painting
Painting
45.8 by 61cm. 18 by 24in. 58 by 73.5cm. 22 ⅞ by 28 ⅞ in.
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£327,600
Auction Sale
May 27, 2021
Sotheby's
The Witch
Painting
May 27, 2021
Sotheby's
£327,600
US$426,888
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Painting
45.8 by 61cm. 18 by 24in. 58 by 73.5cm. 22 ⅞ by 28 ⅞ in.
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Auction Sale
May 27, 2021
Sotheby's
Realized Price
£327,600
Sailor
Sold on May 27, 2021
£20,160
US$26,270
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Work on Paper
Work on Paper
44.5 by 31.8cm. 17 ½ by 12 ½ in. 65.2 by 45.5cm. 25 ⅝ by 17 ⅞ in.
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Realized Price
£20,160
Auction Sale
May 27, 2021
Sotheby's
Sailor
Work on Paper
May 27, 2021
Sotheby's
£20,160
US$26,270
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Work on Paper
44.5 by 31.8cm. 17 ½ by 12 ½ in. 65.2 by 45.5cm. 25 ⅝ by 17 ⅞ in.
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Auction Sale
May 27, 2021
Sotheby's
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£20,160
Delegates, 1975
Sold on May 20, 2021
£10,710
US$15,109
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Work on Paper
watercolour and pencil on paper
29.9 x 22.9 cm
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£10,710
Auction Sale
May 20, 2021
Sotheby's
Delegates, 1975
watercolour and pencil on paper
May 20, 2021
Sotheby's
£10,710
US$15,109
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Work on Paper
29.9 x 22.9 cm
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Auction Sale
May 20, 2021
Sotheby's
Realized Price
£10,710
Sailor, 1988
Sold on May 20, 2021
£20,160
US$28,440
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Painting
collage, watercolour, gouache, coloured crayon, and pencil on board
31.8 x 44.5 cm
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Realized Price
£20,160
Auction Sale
May 20, 2021
Sotheby's
Sailor, 1988
collage, watercolour, gouache, coloured crayon, and pencil on board
May 20, 2021
Sotheby's
£20,160
US$28,440
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Painting
31.8 x 44.5 cm
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Auction Sale
May 20, 2021
Sotheby's
Realized Price
£20,160