Nicholas Helion, Paris (a gift from the artist)
Private Collection, London (purchased from the above through Connaught Brown)
Private Collection, London
Connaught Brown, London
Connaught Brown, London, Jean Hélion', 30th November 2006 - 16th January 2007
Connaught Brown, London, ‘Joan Miró – Intimistes’, 25th September – 31st October, 2013
'Perroquet au miroir' is dripping with the Surrealist motifs that preoccupied Hélion for his entire oeuvre: the coat, hats, shoes and umbrellas, in their meeting on a coat stand, produce the perfect outline of a figure.
The oil painting 'Le perroquet et ses échos', 1975, for which the present painting is a study, forms part of the collection of the Musée d'Art Moderne de St-Etienne. The work is illustrated in H.C. Cousseau, ‘Hélion’, Editions du regard, Paris, 1992, p. 259.