b. 1917
- d. 2011
  • Mexico
Turnover 2023
$USD 7.650.327
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Leonora Carrington’s formative years were characterized by her rebellious spirit and innate artistic proclivities. At the age of 20, she embarked on a journey to Paris, where she became deeply intertwined with the surrealist movement, capturing the attention of André Breton and other prominent artists. However, it was her romantic entanglement with Max Ernst that propelled her firmly into the heart of the surrealist circle.

Carrington’s art was distinguished by its extraordinary capacity to traverse the borderlands between dreams and reality, conjuring forth mythical narratives and mystical landscapes. Her oeuvre frequently featured hybrid creatures, witches, and anthropomorphic animals, reflecting her profound fascination with Celtic and mythological themes. During the tumultuous period of World War II, her life took a dramatic turn as she fled Nazi-occupied France, eventually finding refuge in Mexico.


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Leonora CARRINGTON (1917-2011)
The Garden of Paracelsus (1957)




85.1 x 120 cm

New York NY, United States
Modern Evening Auction, 17 may 2022

Lot # 5

Hammer price: $ 2,650,000

Price including buyer’s premium: $ 3,256,500

Estimate: $ 1,200,000 – $ 1,800,000

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