FERNAND LÉGER (1881-1955)
PROJETS DE COUVERTURE POUR LE PGORAMME DES BALLET SUEDOIS, 1923Gouache, pencil and collage
Acquired direct from the Artist in the 1920s; by descent. With photo-certificate by Madame Irus Hansma
The present work will be included in the catalogue raisonné of works on paper by Fernand Léger currently being prepared by Irus Hansma
Note: Although Picasso and Braque experimented extensively with collage, examples by Léger are exceptionally rare. The present design relates to one of the most celebrated cubist cover designs of the 1920s.