Olivier Debre

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Lot 23
Olivier Debre
French, 1920-1999
Personnage Fonce (Bleu - Bleu Noir), 1958-59
Signed Debre (lr), signed and dated O. Debre/Paris 1958-59 and inscribed as titled on the reverse
Oil on canvas
72 3/4 x 49 1/4 inches (184.8 x 125.1 cm)

Knoedler Galleries, New York
Henry Ford II Collection, Detroit
Thence by descent to the Estate
Debre, Knoedler Galleries, New York, Jun. 1959, cat no. 24
R.V. Gindertaël, Olivier Debre, in XXe Siècle, Jun. 14, 1960, pp. 29-32, illus. p. 30
Galerie Des Arts, Jun. 15, 1970, no. 94 (color reproduction on the cover)
Bernard Noël, Debré, Paris, Flammarion, 1984, color illus, no. 25
Doyle would like to thank Marine Rochard of the Oliver Debre Catalog Raisonne project for her assistance in researching this work.

C Property from the Estate of Mrs. Henry Ford II

Estimate: $30,000 - $50,000
Sold for $214,200 (includes buyer's premium)

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Frame rubbing. Areas of fine paint separation throughout, most apparent in white and light blue pigments. A three-inch vertical drip of grey pigment at center, which may be unintentional and not original to the work. A few scattered areas of stable cracquelure, most apparent in thicker areas of impasto. No cupping, lifting, or apparent losses. No apparent signs of restoration under UV inspection.

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Estimate: $30,000 - $50,000
Sold for $214,200 (includes buyer's premium)

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