Leonor Fini - The Virtues of Rebellion New York Thursday, October 20, 2022 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Edward James, West Dean, West Sussex
    Modern Paintings & Drawings from The Edward James Collection, Christie's, New York, October 6, 1998, lot 76
    Timothy Baum, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Catalogue Essay

    "The fact is that Leonor is convinced that I am a multi-millionaire because she thinks this title suits me and one’s natural ego accepts whatever tribute is offered it, usually, though I would much rather she think me a good poet. I believe it would not be presumptuous of me to say that the latter attribute is nearer the mark than millionaire, for that I am certainly not. [She] is a great big overgrown child; and just as in the dreams of Alice in Wonderland, all the characters turn into Kings, Knights, Duchesses and Mad Hatters, so in the imagery of the artist (be it Leonor or Pavlik or Dalí) a rich man is always a millionaire. It makes him colourful." - Edward James


Untitled (Self-Portrait)

signed "Leonor Fini" lower right
ink on paper
8 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. (21.6 x 14 cm)
Executed in 1950.

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The Virtues of Rebellion