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Pavel Tchelitchew (Russian/American, 1898-1957) The Kiss

Auction:
2609B
Lot:
667
Sold for:
$4,444$3,750

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 2609B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 07, 2012 12:00PM

Description:

Pavel Tchelitchew (Russian/American, 1898-1957)

The Kiss
Signed and dated "P. Tchelitchew 1941" l.l.
Black India ink on paper, sheet size 11 x 8 1/2 in. (27.9 x 21.6 cm), framed.
Condition: Toning, cloth tape hinge residue to the reverse, mat burn.

Provenance: Durlacher Brothers, New York; private New Hampshire collection.

Literature: Lincoln Kirstein, ed., Pavel Tchelitchew Drawings (H. Bittner and Company, 1947), P. 20, 39 (illus.).

N.B. We wish to thank Erik La Prade for his kind assistance cataloging the lot.
The Kiss was "drawn, September 1941, at Derby Hill, Vermont, immediately preceding the series of metamorphic landscapes (nos. 40 and 41). Tchelitchew drew these studies after having heard poems of Baudelaire read aloud. They were not intended either as illustration, or as preparation for a picture, and are quite disassociated from drawings in the series that came before and after." (1)

1. Kirstein, 20.

Estimate $2,000-3,000

No additional condition issues to report.

Keywords

Pavel Tchelitchew, Lincoln Kirstein, New Hampshire, Erik La Prade, Vermont, American poets

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