Francis Picabia

Pavonia

Found at Sothebys, Paris
Surrealism and Its Legacy, Lot 5
11. Mar - 16. Mar 2022
Estimate: 6.000.000 - 8.000.000 EUR
Price realised: 9.996.700 EUR
Property from a Private Californian Collection
Francis Picabia
1879 - 1953
Pavonia
titled PAVONIA (upper left) and signed Francis Picabia (towards lower centre)
oil on canvas
149,7 x 170,8 cm; 59 x 67¼ in.
Painted in 1929.
Please note that this work is the subject of a loan request for the exhibition "Un effort Moderne : Léonce Rosenberg et les Avant-gardes" to be held at the Musée national Picasso-Paris in early 2024. _____________________________________________________________
Léonce Rosenberg, Paris (acquired directly from the artist in 1929) | Galerie Henri Bénézit, Paris (1962) | Galerie Cazeau-Beraudière, Paris (until 2006) | Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2006 | _____________________________________________________________ | Léonce Rosenberg, Paris (acquis directement auprès de l'artiste en 1929) | Galerie Henri Bénézit, Paris (1962) | Galerie Cazeau-Beraudière, Paris (jusqu'en 2006) | Acquis auprès du précédent par le propriétaire a

A top price for Francis Picabia

The work Pavonia by Francis Picabia was sold in the Surrealism and Its Legacy auction at Sothebys in Paris in March last year. It achieved a price of EUR 9,996,700.00 exceeding the upper end of the estimate range by 25 %. With this result, Pavonia is even the most expensive work of art by Francis Picabia that we have observed at auctions so far.

Ein Spitzenpreis für Francis Picabia

Die Arbeit Pavonia von Francis Picabia wurde im März letzten Jahres in der Auktion Surrealism and Its Legacy bei Sothebys in Paris versteigert. Sie erzielte dabei einen Preis von EUR 9.996.700,00 und übertraf damit das obere Ende der Schätzpreisspanne um 25 %. Mit diesem Ergebnis ist Pavonia sogar das teuerste Kunstwerk von Francis Picabia, das wir bisher bei Auktionen beobachtet haben.

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