Lot 40. YAKOVLEV, ALEXANDER (1887-1938), The Cars in the Desert , signed, inscribed "In the Tanezrouft" and dated 1924.

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Auction date: 29.11.2017   11:30 UTC +01:00
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Lot 40 | YAKOVLEV, ALEXANDER (1887-1938), The Cars in the Desert , signed, inscribed "In the Tanezrouft" and dated 1924.
Tempera on paper, laid on cardboard, 53 by 75 cm.
From: an Important private collection, Europe.

Authenticity of the work has been confirmed by the expert E. Yakovleva.

Exhibited: Artist Attached to The Expedition Citroën Centre-Afrique 2e Mission Haardt Audouin Dubreuil. Alexandre Iacovleff. Exhibition of paintings and drawings, Hotel Jean Charpentier, Paris, 7-23 May 1926.
Alexandre Iacovleff. Painter Attached to the Shipping Citroen Central Africa. Second Mission Haardt–Audouin Dubreuil. Drawings & Paintings, a Circle of Artistic and Literary Waux Hall Park, Brussels, 26 April–10 May 1927.
Alexander Iacovleff. An Exhibition of Fifty Drawings and Paintings,, Gropper Art Gallery, Cambridge, USA, May–June 1972.
expression primitive in the light inspired, Centre d'art La Malmaison, Cannes, 28 June – 26 October 2014.

Literature: Exhibition catalog, Painter Attached to The Expedition Citroën Centre-Afrique 2e Mission Haardt Audouin Dubreuil. Alexandre Iacovleff, Paris, 1926, No. 7, listed.
Exhibition catalog, Alexandre Iacovleff. Painter Attached to the Shipping Citroen Central Africa. Second Mission Haardt – Audouin Dubreuil, Brussels, 1927, p. 5, No. 9, listed.
Exhibition catalog, Alexander Iacovleff. An Exhibition of Fifty Drawings and Paintings,, Cambridge, USA, Gropper Art Gallery, 1972, No. 5, listed as Caterpillar Cars Crossing the Dunes (Algeria).
Exhibition catalogue Of the expressiveness primitive in the light inspired, Cannes, Centre d'art La Malmaison, 2014, p. 39, illustrated.

In late 1924 Alexander Yakovlev crossed the Tanezrouft, one of the most desolate parts of the Sahara desert, during the Central African leg of the Cruise Black expedition, organised by André Citroën.

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