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Signed lower left: Soulages 14-3-61

Dated on the back: 14-3-61

Oil on canvas

100 x 100 cm. (39½ x 39½ in.)

Painted in 1961

Provenance :

Kootz Gallery, New York.
and Mrs. Richard Rodgers, New York (acquired in 1961).
Museum of Modern Art, New York (gifted from the above)
Harriet Griffin Gallery, New York (acquired in 1979).
Denise Cadé Gallery Ltd., New York.
Private collection (acquired from the above circa 1996)
Sale, Christie’s London, 25 June 2013, lot 33
Private collection

Exhibited :

New York, Kootz Gallery, Soulages, 1961.
Cambridge, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The New Gallery, Charles Hayden Memorial Library, Pierre Soulages, 1962.
New York, Denise Cadé Gallery, European Artists of the 1950s, 1996

Literature :

Daix and J. Johnson Sweeney (eds.), Pierre Soulages: L’Oeuvre 1947-1990, Neuchâtel 1991, p. 100, illustrated in colour.
Encrevé, Soulages. L’œuvre complet. Peintures, Paris 1995, Vol. II 1959-1978, n° 447 p. 95, illustrated in colour.