UGO STERPINI (1927-2000)
L'infanzia di Toulouse-Lautrec
signed and dated 'STERPINI 1969' (lower right of frame); titled twice and dated twice ‘"L’INFANZIA DI TOULOUSE∙LAUTREC" 1969' (on the reverse)
oil, plaster, tassel, bells, plastic and wood collage on panel in painted artist’s frame
33 x 33 x 2 ⅛ in. (83.8 x 83.8 x 5.4 cm.)
Executed in 1969.

Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.
Vera and Arturo Schwarz, Milan
Gift from the above to the present owner, 1998
Jerusalem, The Israel Museum, Dreaming with Open Eyes: The Vera, Silvia and Arturo Schwarz Collection of Dada and Surrealist Art in the Israel Museum, December 2000-June 2001, p. 204, no. 668 (illustrated).
Jerusalem, The Israel Museum, Surrealism and Beyond in the Israel Museum, February-August 2007.
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Ugo Sterpini (1927-2000)was an Italian painter who was presented by André Breton in a short article in 1964 and was included in the following year’s edition of Le Surréalisme et la Peinture (Surrealism and Painting).

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