Yves Tanguy

French, 1900–1955

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A glimpse of Giorgio de Chirico’s painting Child’s Skull (1914) through a gallery window so profoundly affected Yves Tanguy, it prompted him to pick up a paintbrush. Self-taught, he befriended and drew inspiration from André Breton (and later

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£2.5m, Sotheby's, 2012
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Untitled (Dessin automatique), 1927
Sold on May 25, 2021
€18,750
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Indian ink on paper
26.0 x 33.0 cm
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€18,750
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May 25, 2021
Christie's
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Yves Tanguy (1900-1955) Indian ink on paper 33 x 26cm. Executed circa 1927 Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.
Untitled (Dessin automatique), 1927
Indian ink on paper
May 25, 2021
Christie's
€18,750
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26.0 x 33.0 cm
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May 25, 2021
Christie's
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€18,750
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Yves Tanguy (1900-1955) Indian ink on paper 33 x 26cm. Executed circa 1927 Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.
"Sept microbes vus a travers un tempérament", 1953
Sold on May 7, 2021
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etching in colors on laid paper
7.0 x 10.0 cm
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May 7, 2021
Dorotheum
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etching in colors on laid paper by Van Gelder Zonen, signed Yves Tanguy, no. 28 from the edition of 100 numbered impressions of the special edition of the eponymous book, plate size 10 x 7 cm, sheet size 18.1 x 12.5 cm, printed by Atelier 17 / Paris and published by Les Editions Cercle d'Arts / Paris, framed, (RAC)
"Sept microbes vus a travers un tempérament", 1953
etching in colors on laid paper
May 7, 2021
Dorotheum
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7.0 x 10.0 cm
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May 7, 2021
Dorotheum
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etching in colors on laid paper by Van Gelder Zonen, signed Yves Tanguy, no. 28 from the edition of 100 numbered impressions of the special edition of the eponymous book, plate size 10 x 7 cm, sheet size 18.1 x 12.5 cm, printed by Atelier 17 / Paris and published by Les Editions Cercle d'Arts / Paris, framed, (RAC)
A même la terre (Wittrock 3), 1900
Sold on Apr 15, 2021
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comprising one etching, the print on fibrous wove paper, the text sheets on pale blue wove paper
6.67 x 10.16 cm
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Apr 15, 2021
Sotheby's
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The complete book, comprising one etching, 1936, with text by Alice Paalen, stamp-numbered 27 on the justification, an hors commerce copy, the total edition is 235, the print on fibrous wove paper, the text sheets on pale blue wove paper, printed by Atelier 17, published by Éditions Surréalistes, Paris plate: 103 by 65 mm 4 by 2 ⅝ in sheet: 143 by 105 mm 5 ½ by 4 ⅛ in overall: 195 by 220 mm 7 ¾ by 8 ¾ in
A même la terre (Wittrock 3), 1900
comprising one etching, the print on fibrous wove paper, the text sheets on pale blue wove paper
Apr 15, 2021
Sotheby's
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6.67 x 10.16 cm
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Apr 15, 2021
Sotheby's
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The complete book, comprising one etching, 1936, with text by Alice Paalen, stamp-numbered 27 on the justification, an hors commerce copy, the total edition is 235, the print on fibrous wove paper, the text sheets on pale blue wove paper, printed by Atelier 17, published by Éditions Surréalistes, Paris plate: 103 by 65 mm 4 by 2 ⅝ in sheet: 143 by 105 mm 5 ½ by 4 ⅛ in overall: 195 by 220 mm 7 ¾ by 8 ¾ in
La Vie Immediate, 1900
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comprising one etching, the text on blue mauve paper, the etching on chine collé with a japon nacré support
10.16 x 14.92 cm
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Apr 15, 2021
Sotheby's
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The complete book, comprising one etching, 1932, dedicated 'à Théodore Fraenkel très affectueusement Paul Eluard', numbered III/XII in ink on the justification page, from the edition of 12 author's copies, the text on blue mauve paper, the etching on chine collé with a japon nacré support, bound in leather by A. Demules, contained in leather and paperbound boards and slipcase chine: 148 by 115 mm 5 ⅞ by 4 ½ in sheet: 190 by 141 mm 7 ½ by 5 ½ in overall: 201 by 155 by 33 mm 7 ⅞ by 6 ⅛ by 1 ¼ in
La Vie Immediate, 1900
comprising one etching, the text on blue mauve paper, the etching on chine collé with a japon nacré support
Apr 15, 2021
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10.16 x 14.92 cm
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Apr 15, 2021
Sotheby's
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The complete book, comprising one etching, 1932, dedicated 'à Théodore Fraenkel très affectueusement Paul Eluard', numbered III/XII in ink on the justification page, from the edition of 12 author's copies, the text on blue mauve paper, the etching on chine collé with a japon nacré support, bound in leather by A. Demules, contained in leather and paperbound boards and slipcase chine: 148 by 115 mm 5 ⅞ by 4 ½ in sheet: 190 by 141 mm 7 ½ by 5 ½ in overall: 201 by 155 by 33 mm 7 ⅞ by 6 ⅛ by 1 ¼ in
La lumière de l’ombre |《陰影之光》, 1939
Sold on Mar 25, 2021
£1,830,000
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Painting
oil on canvas
53.7 x 64.8 cm
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£1,830,000
Auction Sale
Mar 25, 2021
Sotheby's
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Property from a Private American Collection signed and dated 39 (lower right) 款識:藝術家簽名並紀年39(右下) oil on canvas 油彩畫布 64.8 by 53.7cm., 25½ by 21⅛in. 64.8 x 53.7 公分;25 ½ x 21 ⅛ 英寸 Painted in 1939. 1939年作
La lumière de l’ombre |《陰影之光》, 1939
oil on canvas
Mar 25, 2021
Sotheby's
£1,830,000
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Painting
53.7 x 64.8 cm
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Mar 25, 2021
Sotheby's
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£1,830,000
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Property from a Private American Collection signed and dated 39 (lower right) 款識:藝術家簽名並紀年39(右下) oil on canvas 油彩畫布 64.8 by 53.7cm., 25½ by 21⅛in. 64.8 x 53.7 公分;25 ½ x 21 ⅛ 英寸 Painted in 1939. 1939年作
Zones d'instabilité, 1943
Sold on Mar 23, 2021
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oil on canvas
45.8 x 51.0 cm
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Mar 23, 2021
Christie's
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YVES TANGUY (1900-1955) signed and dated 'YVES TANGUY 43' (lower right) oil on canvas 20 x 18 in. (51 x 45.8 cm.) Painted in 1943
Zones d'instabilité, 1943
oil on canvas
Mar 23, 2021
Christie's
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45.8 x 51.0 cm
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Mar 23, 2021
Christie's
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YVES TANGUY (1900-1955) signed and dated 'YVES TANGUY 43' (lower right) oil on canvas 20 x 18 in. (51 x 45.8 cm.) Painted in 1943
Sans titre (Taille de guêpe), 1945
Sold on Mar 19, 2021
£252,000
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Work on Paper
gouache, brush and ink and pencil on paper
28.3 x 55.9 cm
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£252,000
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Mar 19, 2021
Sotheby's
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signed and dated 45 (lower right) gouache, brush and ink and pencil on paper 55.9 by 28.3cm., 22 by 11 1/8 in. Framed: 87 by 60cm., 34 1/4 by 23 5/8 in. Executed in 1945.
Sans titre (Taille de guêpe), 1945
gouache, brush and ink and pencil on paper
Mar 19, 2021
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£252,000
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Work on Paper
28.3 x 55.9 cm
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Mar 19, 2021
Sotheby's
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£252,000
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signed and dated 45 (lower right) gouache, brush and ink and pencil on paper 55.9 by 28.3cm., 22 by 11 1/8 in. Framed: 87 by 60cm., 34 1/4 by 23 5/8 in. Executed in 1945.
Untitled, from Sept microbes vus à travers un tempérament, 1953
Sold on Nov 19, 2020
$1,125
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etching, on Chine collé to Rives paper
7.0 x 9.8 cm
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$1,125
Auction Sale
Nov 19, 2020
Christie's
Description
etching, on Chine collé to Rives paper, 1953, a proof aside from the second edition of 100 pulled from the cancelled plate Image: 37⁄8 x 23⁄4 in. (98 x 70 mm.) Sheet: 115⁄8 x 91⁄4 in. (295 x 235 mm.)
Untitled, from Sept microbes vus à travers un tempérament, 1953
etching, on Chine collé to Rives paper
Nov 19, 2020
Christie's
$1,125
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7.0 x 9.8 cm
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Nov 19, 2020
Christie's
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$1,125
Description
etching, on Chine collé to Rives paper, 1953, a proof aside from the second edition of 100 pulled from the cancelled plate Image: 37⁄8 x 23⁄4 in. (98 x 70 mm.) Sheet: 115⁄8 x 91⁄4 in. (295 x 235 mm.)
FEU COULEUR NO. 2, 1941
Sold on Oct 21, 2020
€1,343,500
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Painting
oil on canvas
40.8 x 30.5 cm
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€1,343,500
Auction Sale
Oct 21, 2020
Sotheby's
Description
signé et daté 41 (en bas à droite); daté 1941 et titré"FEU COULEUR" (sur le châssis) huile sur toile 30,5 x 40,8 cm; 12 x 16⅛ in. Peint en 1941.
FEU COULEUR NO. 2, 1941
oil on canvas
Oct 21, 2020
Sotheby's
€1,343,500
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Painting
40.8 x 30.5 cm
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Oct 21, 2020
Sotheby's
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€1,343,500
Description
signé et daté 41 (en bas à droite); daté 1941 et titré"FEU COULEUR" (sur le châssis) huile sur toile 30,5 x 40,8 cm; 12 x 16⅛ in. Peint en 1941.
Sans titre, 1900-1955
Sold on Oct 8, 2020
$22,500
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Work on Paper
white gouache on black paper
28 x 21.6 cm
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$22,500
Auction Sale
Oct 8, 2020
Christie's
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Yves Tanguy (1900-1955) Sans titre white gouache on black paper 11 x 8 ½ in. (28 x 21.6 cm.) Painted _circa _1945
Sans titre, 1900-1955
white gouache on black paper
Oct 8, 2020
Christie's
$22,500
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28 x 21.6 cm
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Oct 8, 2020
Christie's
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$22,500
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Yves Tanguy (1900-1955) Sans titre white gouache on black paper 11 x 8 ½ in. (28 x 21.6 cm.) Painted _circa _1945