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Lot 359: The Unaccountable by Horace Clifford Westermann (American, 1922 - 1981),
Fall Fine and Decorative Art
October 2, 2009
Cincinnati, OH, USA
Description: 1959, mixed media sculpture comprised of painted wood, gold-plated metal, penny and chain. Housed on green painted multi-tiered base, a silhouette of cartoon character Dick Tracy sits atop a globe, emanating spouts and with X's and O's. Attached to a chain is a weight shaped as the Empire State Building, and marked Go Man Go underneath; 27.5 x 11.5 in. at base. Sits on a pine plinth.
Condition Report: Excellent condition except for a few nicks to base where hanging building has connected.
Ex Ferus Gallery, Los Angelus, California
Ex Collection of Betty Asher, California Collector
Los Angelus County Museum of Art, 1969
McCarthy, David. H.C. Westermann at War: art and manhood in Cold War America. 2004. pg. 141.