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Inscribed verso, in brown pencil: Alice Paalen – 44 / “Peau de soleil”; inscribed verso, in black pencil: nº 1; inscribed l.r., on stretcher, in pencil: Los Cedros y Begonias, Villa Obregon, D.F.
71 × 91.4 cm (28 × 36 in.)
Mary and Leigh Block Endowment Fund
Extended information about this artwork
Alice Rahon Paalen: Abstractions, exh. brochure (Stendahl Art Galleries, 1945), cat. 1.
Alice Rahon Paalen: Paintings, exh. brochure (Art of This Century, 1945), cat. 1.
Christie’s New York, Latin American Art, sale cat. (Christie’s, May 23, 2019), p. 263, lot. 234 (color ill.).
Tere Arcq, Alice Rahon: Poetic Invocations, exh. cat. (Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, 2019), pp. 46-47 (color ill.); 62.
Leila Jarbouai, trans. Katia Porro, “Alice Rahon,” Archives of Women Artists Research & Exhibitions (AWARE), https://awarewomenartists.com/en/artiste/alice-rahon/, (accessed Jan. 28, 2020), (color ill.).
Gallery Wendi Norris, with essays by Tere Arcq, Daniel Garza Usabiaga, and Maggie Borowitz (San Francisco: Gallery Wendi Norris, 2021), 30, fig. 15 (color ill.), 35, 36, 54-55, cat. 5 (color ill.)
Mexico City, Galería de Arte Mexicano, Alice Paalen, Mar. 15–30, 1944; Los Angeles, Stendhal Art Gallery, as Alice Rahon Paalen: Abstractions, Oils-Gouches-Drawings, Mar. 8–17, 1945, cat. 1; Pasadena Art Institute, Mar. 20–Apr. 1, 1945; New York, Art of this Century, New York, as Alice Rahon Paalen: Paintings, May 15–Jun. 7, 1945, cat. 1; San Francisco Museum of Art, as Paintings and Drawings by Alice Rahon Paalen, Oct. 16–Dec. 16, 1945 (Los Angeles and New York only).
Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, Alice Rahon: Poetic Invocations, Nov. 26, 2019–Mar. 29, 2020 (exhibition closed Mar. 14 due to the Covid-19 pandemic), no cat. no. (as Peau de soleil no. 1, 1944).
The artist, San Ángel, Mexico D.F.; sold through Stendhal Gallery, Los Angeles, to Mr. Elmer V. Staude (1910–2006) and Mrs. Marguerite Brunswig Staude (1899–1988), Los Angeles, Van Nuys, and Monterey, CA, Mar. 1945 [New York 1945 and verso label]; by descent to John R. Staude (born 1937); sold Christie’s, New York, May 23, 2019, lot 234 to Hector Fanghanel (1952–2019), Mexico City; by descent to the Fiord Trust, Mexico City; sold through Gallery Wendi Norris, San Francisco, to the Art Institute of Chicago, September 15, 2020.
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