Lot 4: Benjamin Benno, “Renaissance Sans Cristallisation,” Oil, 1938
October 27, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Oil on canvas.
Benjamin Benno (b.1901- d. 1980) – American Modernist artist.
Signed and dated “1938, Benno” in black paint on upper right, recto.
Provenance: Benjamin Benno, New York
Ruth O'Hara Gallery, New York
Work dimensions: 25 ¾ x 21 ½ in (65.4 x 54.6 cm)
Framed dimensions: 28 x 23 ½ x 2 ½ in (71.12 x 59.69 x 6.35 cm)
Very good condition.
Benjamin Benno (American, b.1901 - d.1980)
Influenced by the principles of Surrealism, Cubism and Constructivism, prodigious artist Benjamin Benno is best known for his avant-garde paintings. Benno studied at the Ferrer School, after which he traveled the world for eight years. Financed by collectors, Benno moved to Paris in 1926 where he exhibited with significant artists including Paul Klee, Max Ernst, Joan Miro, Salvador Dali and Fernand Leger. In 1939, Benno returned to New York where his work was harshly received.
In overall very good condition with minor specks of paint loss present.
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