Lot 42: Benjamin Benno, "The Black Dance," Oil on Canvas, 1937
October 27, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Oil on canvas
Benjamin Benno (b.1901- d. 1980) – American Modernist artist
Signed and dated “1937, Benjamin Benno” in black paint on lower right, recto
Provenance: Benjamin Benno, New York
Ruth O'Hara Gallery, Inc., New York
Work dimensions: 13 x 16 ¼ in (33.02 x 41.28 cm)
Framed dimensions: 14 ⅛ x 17 ¼ in (35.88 x 43.82 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. Some minor areas of paint loss, with abrasions and staining to edges.
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