ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH

LEONOR FINI

SOLO SHOW

 

Miami Beach Convention Center | Booth A36

1901 Convention Center Drive Miami Beach, FL 331399

VIP Preview: December 6–7, 2023 / 11am–7pm

Public Viewing: December 8–10, 2023 / 11am–6pm

Online Viewing Room: from December 7, 2023 on www.artbasel.com

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Synopsis

Leonor Fini (1907–1996) is considered one of the most important women artists of the twentieth century and one of the most misunderstood. Frequently labeled a surrealist, she was never a member of that group, preferring to stake her own claim on modernism with a vision that owes more to the farthest shores of her imagination than to any affiliation with art trends, schools, or movements.  Always controversial, with as many detractors as admirers, she lived and painted consummately on her own terms. Her art continues to fascinate and captivate and is currently the source of an enthusiastic re-evaluation. This presentation spans the artist’s six-decade career and includes paintings, costume and theater designs, drawings, and sculpture.

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Leonor Fini

Portrait of Lino Invernizzi, 1944-1945

Oil on canvas

76 x 56,5 cm

Catalogue raisonné ref. no. 0493, p.322, n° 324.

Leonor Fini

Portrait of Victoria Pini, 1936

Oil on canvas

92 x 72 cm

Leonor Fini

Self-portrait with Kot and Sergio, 1952

Oil on canvas

57 x 80 cm

Catalogue raisonné ref. no. 0583, p. 361, n°475.

Leonor Fini

Mandrillia, 1959-60

Oil on canvas

78,7 x 24,2 cm

Catalogue raisonné ref. no. 0658, p. 391, n°607.

Leonor Fini

Portrait de Lady Diana Cooper, 1941

Oil on canvas

35 x 28 cm

Catalogue raisonné ref. no. 0069, p. 307, n°248.

 

Leonor Fini

Portrait of Constantin Jelenski, 1955

Oil on canvas

22 x 16 cm

Catalogue raisonné ref. no. 0614, p. 374, n° 526.

 

Leonor Fini

14 cats in the forest, 1962

Oil on canvas

91.9 x 59.9 cm

Catalogue raisonné ref. no. 0200, p. 403, n°659.

Leonor Fini

La Gouvernante, 1992

Oil on canvas

61 x 46 cm

Catalogue raisonné ref. no. 1022, p. 523, n°1159.

 

Leonor Fini

Passager n°XV, 1989

Oil on paper mounted on canvas

55 x 45,5 cm

Catalogue raisonné ref. no. 1007, p. 517, n°1135.

 

Leonor Fini

Aurélia, 1948

Watercolor on paper

33 x 24 cm

Leonor Fini

Costume design for « Demoiselles de la nuit », 1948

Gouache on paper

35 x 50 cm

Leonor Fini

Black pseudo-primitive surrealist mask, c.1960

Made in collaboration with LF’s dressmaker out of leftovers from a ball grown, black coton double-gauze fabric stretched over mold, decorated with black imitation pearls and beads

17 x 24 cm

 Leonor Fini

Black Scarecrow mask, c.1960

Round holes for eyes, black thick felt fabric, mounted on stand of driftwood tree branch (found in Corsica)

33 x 52 cm

Leonor Fini

Costume design for « Demoiselles de la nuit », 1948

Gouache on colored paper

32,2 x 25,5 cm

 

Leonor Fini

Costume design for « Le Rêve de Léonor », 1949

Gouache on colored paper

34,6 x 23,6 cm

Leonor Fini

Les Cornes, Sujet en or, 1973

Gold sculpture

15 x 14,5 x 4 cm