Lot 80: ABRAHAM RATTNER | "Two Figures and Masks", Composition #3
October 20, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: oil on canvas
Oil on canvas. Canvas is not lined. SURFACE: in good condition, generally, aside from minor, scattered craquelure. Work is painted with a thick inpasto. UNDER UV: No apparent inpainting.
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A.P. Rosenberg & Co., Inc., New York
Joseph R. Shapiro, Oak Park (purchased from the above, 1949)
Donn Shapiro (by descent from the above, by 1967)
Acquired from the above as a gift, 1976
Dimensions: 35 by 46 inches
New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, 1949 Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Paintings, 1949-50, no. 112
Champaign, University of Illinois, Rattner, 1952-53, no. 28 (as Two Figures with Masks)
Art Institute of Chicago, Twenty-Seventh Annual Exhibition of the Society for Contemporary American Art, 1967
Chicago, Maurice Spertus Museum of Judaica, Jewish Artists of the Twentieth Century, 1976, no. 49 (as Two Figures with Masks)
Literature: Allen Leepa, Abraham Rattner, New York, 1970, p. 45, illustrated p. 139
Medium: oil on canvas