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Auction Description for Auctionata US: 667: Post-War & Contemporary Art
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A preview at Auctionata is only possible by prior appointment. Contact: Tel: 1 (855) 275-2242, E-mail: usbids@auctionata.com Auction Location: The Fuller Building 595 Madison Avenue Fifth Floor New York, NY 10022
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From the colorful works of Gene Davis to the iconic nudes of Tom Wesselmann, the Post-War & Contemporary Art auction features works by the most sought-after artists. Highlighting this auction are works from the most esteemed Abstract Expressionist, including Helen Frankenthaler, Adolph Gottlieb and Robert Motherwell. Discover iconic works from the Color Field paintings of Josef Albers, the innovative sculptural forms of Harry Bertoia and a monumental aluminum collage of Conrad Marca-Relli. Collect contemporary masterpieces by the brightest names in contemporary art today.

667: Post-War & Contemporary Art (56 Lots)

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56 lots with images

October 27, 2016

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New York, NY, USA

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Alexander Calder, “Young Woman and her Suitors,” 1970

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Description: Lithograph in colors on Rives BFK paper USA, circa 1970Alexander Calder (b.1898 - d.1976) - American sculptor and printmaker Signed “Calder” in pencil on lower right, recto. Numbered “21/100” in pencil on lower right, recto. Publisher’s blindstamp on lower right, recto. Published by Styria Studio, New York. Based on the monumental sculpture, 1970, shown outside the Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit.Full margins. Image dimensions: 29 ½ x 23 in (74.93 x 58.42 cm)Framed dimensions: 38 x 31 ½ x 1 ½ in (96.52 x 80.01 x 3.81 cm)Very good condition. Alexander Calder (American, b.1898 - d.1976)American artist Alexander Calder changed the course of modern art by developing an innovative method of sculpting, bending, and twisting wire to create three-dimensional “drawings in space.” Resonating with the Futurists and Constructivists, as well as the language of early nonobjective painting, Calder’s mobiles (a term coined by Marcel Duchamp in 1931 to describe his work) consist of abstract shapes made of industrial materials––often poetic and gracefully formed and at times boldly colored––that hang in an uncanny, perfect balance. He has had several retrospectives, and, among many other awards, was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Bicentennial Artist Award from the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City in 1976. He died that same year, at 78 years old. Condition ReportIn overall good condition, with tiny pinholes to lower and upper center, recto. Severale minute tears to lower left corner edge, with, minor discoloration on edges of print. Slight buckling to sheet. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Manuel Marin, “Untitled,” Sculpture, c. 2000

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Description: Painted steel stabileSpain, circa 2000Manuel Marín (b.1942 - d.2007)Incised with signature on base 'M. Marín'Dimensions: 12 ¼ x 31 ½ x 9 ¼ in (31.12 x 80 x 23.5 cm)Very good condition. Manuel Marín (Spanish, b.1942 - d.2007)Born in Spain in 1942, Marín moved to London in 1962 to study under the direction of Henry Moore. He then moved to New York and opened a gallery, frequented by artists such as Andy Warhol. Marín is known for his mobiles and was heavily influenced by Alexander Calder. He has exhibited works in several important galleries around the worldCondition ReportThis stabile is on overall very good condition and has been signed by the artist in the form of an incised signature on the base. The dimensions of the peice are 12 ¼ x 31 ½ x 9 ¼ inches. Very minor stains and scratches throughout. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Louise Nevelson, “Facades #2”, Screenprint, 1966

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Description: Collage screenprint From a portfolio of twelve original screenprints in homage to Edith Sitwell USA, 1966Louise Nevelson (b.1899 - d.1988) - American sculptor Signed and dated ‘Louise Nevelson, 1966” in pencil on lower right, recto.Numbered “33/125” in pencil on lower left, recto Sheet dimensions: 23 x 17 ½ in (58.42 x 44.45 cm)Framed dimensions: 35 ½ x 29 ½ x ¼ (90.17 x 74.93 x 0.64 cm)Very good condition. Louise Nevelson (American, 1899-1988)Born in the Ukraine at the turn of the century, Louise Nevelson is a printmaker and sculptor who immigrated to Rockland, Maine in the early 20th century. By the early 1930s, she had moved to New York to attend school at the Art Students League, where she experimented with painting, printmaking, conceptual and performance art, before devoting herself more to sculpture. Her first solo exhibition was at the Nierendorf Gallery in 1941, after working under the likes of Diego Rivera, Hans Hoffman and Chaim Gross, studying in both the United States and Europe. Both her flatwork and sculpture share a tendency towards monochromatic compositions. An important, international 20th century artist with widespread recognition for her sculptural and environmental work, Nevelson received the Guggenheim Museum’s Great Artist Series Award in 1986 and her work is exhibited in numerous museum collections internationally. Condition ReportIn overall very good condition, with minor soiling below image. Unexamined outside of frame. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Benjamin Benno, “Renaissance Sans Cristallisation,” Oil, 1938

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Description: Oil on canvas. USA, 1938.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 YorkRuth O'Hara Gallery, New YorkWork 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. ConditionIn overall very good condition with minor specks of paint loss present. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Jennifer Bartlett, Series III, Set 3, Enamels on Steel, 1972

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Description: Two steelplates with baked enamel and silkscreen gridsUSA, 1972Jennifer Bartlett (b. 1941) – highly geometric American artistTitled and numbered on versoProvenance: Best Products Co., Inc., Richmond, VATotal dimensions: 12 x 24 in; 30.5 x 61 cmVery good conditionBartlett’s enameled steel plates from the 1970s are considered some of the artist’s most original and important works. Her visual shorthand of colored dots and grids employed to render abstracted landscapes that straddle the line between Minimalism and Conceptualism caused a huge stir in the 1970s New York art scene and remain her most inventive works. These early enamels very rarely appear at auction.Jennifer Bartlett (b. 1941)The artist born in California studied at Mills College in Oakland until 1963 and then at Yale University School of Art and Architecture in New Haven, where she got her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1964, and her Master's degree in 1965. Influenced by Sol LeWitt, she worked strictly geometric first, but turned in the course of her long career to her environment as image subject. She explores systematically the color and shape possibilities of the painterly depiction. Often she creates space-filling installations. As a painting surface for her paintings serve steel, wood or canvas. Jennifer Bartlett's work are shown since the early 1980s in solo and group exhibitions in major international museums. The artist lives and works in New York.ConditionIn very good condition. Minor surface wear commensurate with age, including one diagonal scuff in the upper right plate corner, recto; minor scuffing verso. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Larry Zox, “Untitled,” Work on Paper, 1965

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Description: Colored pencil on graph paperUSA, 1965Larry Zox (b.1937 - d.2006) - American painter and printmaker involved in Abstract Expressionism, Color Field and Lyrical AbstractionismSigned and dated “1965, Zox” in pencil on recto.Inscribed “ “7 ½ “17 1/4 “ 1”=1” “ in pencil on recto. Work dimensions: 17 x 22 in (43.18 x 55.8 cm)Framed dimensions: 20 x 24 ¾ x 1 ½ in (50.8 x 62.87 x 3.81 cm)Good condition. Larry Vox (American, b.1937-d.2006) Abstract artist Larry Zox identified himself a Colorist painter. Born in Iowa, Zox attended the Des Moines Art Center where he studied under George Grosz. Zox received numerous awards and grants throughout his career, including a Guggenheim Fellowship (1967), a grant from the National Council of the Arts (1969), and a grant from the Adolph Gottlieb Foundation (1985). His work has been exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, The Art Institute of Chicago, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. ConditionIn overall good condition, with discoloration, some creasing and minute tears on sheet edges, commensurate with age and medium. Unexamined outside frame. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Adolph Gottlieb, “Rosy Mood,” Screenprint, 1967

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Description: Screenprint in colors on Arches paperUSA, 1967Adolph Gottlieb (b.1903 -d.1974) - American Abstract Expressionist painter, printmaker, and sculptor.Signed and dated “Adolph Gottlieb, 1967” in pencil on lower left, recto. Numbered “47/75” in pencil on lower right, recto. Published by Marlborough Graphics, New York Associated American Artists, 46. Full margins. Sheet dimensions: 25 x 19 in (63.5 x 48.26 cm)Framed dimensions: 37 x 31 x ¾ in (93.98 x 78.74 x 1.91 cm)Excellent condition. In June 1943, Adolph Gottlieb and Mark Rothko wrote a letter to The New York Times outlining the theoretical foundations for Abstract Expressionism: “We favor the simple expression of the complex thought. We are for the large shape because it has the impact of the unequivocal. We wish to reassert the picture plane. We are for flat forms because they destroy illusion and reveal truth.” Rosy Mood materializes this manifesto: a radically simplified red disc floats above a writhing black mass near the bottom, all set against a bold pink background. The bursts pictured here are some of Gottlieb’s most recognizable and sought-after motifs.Adolph Gottlieb (American, b.1903 - d.1974)Adolph Gottlieb was one of the few members of the New York School actually born in New York, studying in the city’s public schools before leaving high school to travel through Europe. Gottlieb attended classes at The Art Students League, Educational Alliance, and other local schools where he met early friends including Mark Rothko, John Graham, Milton Avery, and Chaim Gross. He was a founding member of the artist’s group The Ten (1935), and helped organize the Federation of American Painters and Sculptors (1939) and New York Artist-Painters (1943). Gottlieb had his first solo exhibition in 1930 and was the first of his colleagues to be collected by a major museum when the Guggenheim Museum purchased eleven works in 1945 and the Museum of Modern Art purchased a painting in 1946. During his career, Gottlieb had a total of thirty-six one-man shows, including a 1968 retrospective held simultaneously in New York at the Guggenheim Museum and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Other solo exhibitions have been held in some of the world's best art museums including the Jewish Museum (1957); the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (1959); Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (1963); and MOMA, New York (1974). After his death, he was awarded retrospectives by the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC, (1981); Los Angeles County Museum of Art (1981); Tel Aviv Museum (1981); Phillips Collection, Washington DC, (1994); Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York (1994); and many other institutions worldwide. ConditionIn overall excellent condition. Unexamined outside of frame. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Gene Davis,

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Description: Acrylic on canvasUSA, 1970Gene Davis (1920–1985) — American painterTitled and and inscribed in pencil on upper and lower stretcher bars. Provenance: Charles Cowles Gallery, Inc., New YorkHokin Gallery, Inc., Palm Beach, FloridaWork dimensions: 33 x 35 ⅞ in (83.83 x 86 cm)Framed dimensions: 34 x 37 x 1.5 in (86.36 x 93.98 x 3.81 cm)Excellent condition. “Apple Jack” is a lively example of one of Gene Davis’s trademark paintings of vertical stripes of color, precisely executed and delicately composed. Here, understated blues and purples dominate the center of the canvas, flanked by thin strips of bright red, yellow, and orange hues, coming together to form an energetic, yet harmonious composition. Gene Davis (American, b.1920 – d.1985)Gene Davis was best known for his abstract Color Field paintings he developed in 1949 while working as a White House press correspondent and coming into contact with the works of Paul Klee. After refining his characteristic style of rhythmic, colorful compositions of vertical stripes in acrylic paint in 1959, Davis’ painting “Black Grey Beat” (1964) was widely regarded for his exemplary style and aesthetic. Critics and contemporaries identified him as a prominent member of the Washington Color School, an art movement that gained momentum in the late 1950s to mid-1960s, and included artists Morris Louis and Kenneth Noland. Davis described his method as "a tendency to raid my past without guilt [by] going back and picking up on some idea that I flirted with briefly, say fifteen or twenty years ago. I will then take this idea and explore it more in depth, almost as if no time had elapsed between the present and the time of its original conception." Davis was the recipient of numerous honors in the later stages of his life and career, most notably his role as commissioner of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. ConditionIn overall excellent condition. A few minor stains at lower left. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Sol Lewitt, “Untitled (Purple),” Lithograph with Etching, 2004

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Description: Lithograph with etching aquatintUSA, 2004Sol Lewitt (b.1928 - d.2007) - American Minimal and Conceptual artist Signed in pencil on lower right, recto. Numbered “16 of 30” in Roman Numerals in pencil on lower right, recto. Publisher’s stamp in ink on lower left, verso. Printed by Tom Park.Published by Landfall Press Inc, New MexicoKrakow 2004.04Image dimensions: 30 x 30 in (76.2 x 76.2 cm)Sheet dimensions: 35 x 36 in (90.8 x 91.4 cm)Excellent condition. Sol LeWitt (American, b.1928 - d.2007)A founding member of both Minimalism and Conceptual Art, renowned artist Sol LeWitt pushed the boundaries of our definition of art. After serving in the military, LeWitt moved to New York in the early 1950s and worked as graphic designer. In the 1960s, he began creating two-and-three dimensional works based on the cube, varying its basic modular form through mathematics and language. LeWitt began exhibiting with a seminal group of Minimalists which included these cube structures, as well as large-scale wall drawings. He also created many artists’ books and co-founded Printed Matter, which publishes and circulates artists’ book to the public. LeWitt’s work has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions including at the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and London’s Tate Gallery. Currently his work is the subject of a retrospective at MASS MoCA that continues to 2033. He also exhibited his work at several documenta exhibitions and Venice Biennale shows.ConditionIn overall excellent condition. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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David Reed, “Gwt-Dr,” Mixed Media Collage, 1986

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Description: Mixed media collageUSA, 1986UniqueSigned and dated “David Reed, ‘86” in black ink on lower edge, recto. Dimensions: 15 ¼ x 30 ¼ in (38.73 x 76.84 cm)Very good condition. David Reed (American, b.1946)Foregrounding the process of his works, David Reed (American, b.1946) produces surreal layered effects with gestural brushstrokes. Reed acknowledges the incidental semblance of his paintings to mechanized and digital imagery, despite his technique arising originally from the desire for technological disengagement. Later works fuse Warhol’s application of brilliant color with the motion of Abstract Expressionism. Reed’s paintings are counted in the collections of the Guggenheim, New York; the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, among many others. ConditionIn overall very good condition, with minute tears and creasing to upper left corner, recto. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Jose Gamarra, Untitled, Oil on Board, 1966

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Description: Oil on boardJose Gamarra (b. 1934) Uruguayan painterSigned and dated “Gamarra 66” on lower rightProvenance: Gallery Daché, New YorkDimensions: 8 ½ x 10 ½ in. (21.6 x 26.7 cm)Good conditionJosé Gamarra (Uruguayan, b. 1934)Born in Montevideo, José Gamarra is painter known for his lush, ethereal landscapes, often infused with rich tones of green in precise brushstrokes that encompass the entire composition. He moved to France in 1963, after studying at the Museum of Modern Art in Sao Paolo and participating in the III Biennial of Young Painters in Paris. Today, Gamarra’s work is included in major museums, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Musee d’Art Moderne, Paris; as well as prestigious public and private collections in South America, North American and Europe.ConditionSome paint loss present throughout. Good condition. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Helen Frankenthaler, “Solar Imp,” Screenprint, 2001

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Description: Screenprint in colors on wove paperUSA, 2001Helen Frankenthaler (b.1928 - d.2011) - American Abstract Expressionist painterFrom an edition of 126 with 18 AP Signed by the artist in pencil on lower left and lower right, recto. Numbered “122/126” in pencil on lower left, recto. Printed by Brand X Editions, New York Co-published by the Lincoln Center, and List Poster and Print Program, New York. Sheet dimensions: 39 ¼ x 30 in (99.7 x 76.2 cm)Framed dimensions: 44 ½ x 35 ½ x ¾ in (113.03 x 90.17 x 1.91 cm)Excellent condition. Helen Frankenthaler (American, b.1928 - d.2011)Originally studying under Rufino Tamayo, second-generation Abstract Expressionist Helen Frankenthaler became active in the New York School of the 1950s. Influenced by Arshile Gorky, Willem de Kooning and Jackson Pollock, Frankenthaler gained fame with her ‘soak-stain’ technique – applying thin washes of paint onto raw, unprimed canvas. Her iconic "Mountains and Sea" (1952) was an important work for Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland and other Color Field painters of the 1960s. Her works often evoked elements of landscape or figuration in the shaping of their forms, almost always improvised from start to finish. In addition to paintings, Frankenthaler was also attracted to printmaking – woodcuts, especially – with hers counting among the greatest contemporary works of that medium. Her work is represented in the permanent collections of many institutions worldwide, including the Art Institute of Chicago; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Centre Pompidou, Paris; The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Condition ReportIn overall excellent condition. Unexamined outside of frame. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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James Havard, “Sioux Playground,” Work on Paper, 1975

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Description: Acrylic and pastel on paper mounted on foam core. USA, 1975James Havard (b.1937) - American sculptor and painter Signed and dated “Havard, 75” in pencil on lower right, recto. Titled in pencil on lower left, recto. Dimensions: 39 ⅞ x 30 in x 1 ¼ in (101.28 x 76.2 x 3.175 cm)Good condition. James Havard (American, b.1937)Colliding illusionistic and abstract imagery, the early works of James Havard (American, b.1937) are sites of synthesis and simultaneous discordance. They serve as visual precursors to certain forms of contemporary art with their pastel colors and apparently arbitrary compositions that nevertheless elicit a semiotic language. In the late 1970s Havard began looking to Native American culture for inspiration, and moved away from trompe l’oeil techniques of shadow painting. His works are included in the collections of the Guggenheim, New York; the Museum of Modern Art, Stockholm, and LACMA, Los Angeles, among others. Condition ReportIn overall good condition. Tiny pinholes in corners with areas of minute paper loss to edges, small dent to right edge. Colors vibrant and fresh. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Joe Zucker,

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Description: Acrylic, cotton, and rhoplex on canvasUSA, 1969Joe Zucker (b. 1941) - American contemporary artistSigned and dated "Joe Zucker, 1969" on verso of each panel. Exhibited in "Joe Zucker: Surfacing Images" at Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, July 9-August 29, 1982Literature: "Surfacing Images: The Paintings of Joe Zucker, 1969-1982," essay by Susan Krane, Buffalo: Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1982Lower center panel: 49 ¼ x 97 ½ in (125.1 x 247.65 cm)Upper left panel: 49 ¼ x 49 ¼ in (125.1 x 125.1 cm)Upper right panel: 49 ¼ x 49 ¼ in (125.1 x 125.1 cm)Good condition.Joe Zucker's "Rose Lake" is a remarkably well-preserved example of one of the artist's experiments with incorporating cotton balls into his paintings, resulting in a vibrant, highly textured work reminiscent, at turns, of the work of the pointillists. Though clearly concerned with aesthetic exploration and stylistic innovation, given its use of non-traditional media, "Rose Lake" is also a deeply personal work, its title a reference to the lake in northern Minnesota where the artist frequently fished for bass in the summer months. While the largest panel depicts a colorful, abstracted vision of the titular lake, the two smaller panels depict both a brightly-colored fishing lure and a large, elegant fish swimming amid underwater flora, each rendered with characteristic care and dynamism.Joe Zucker (American, b.1941)"If you're going to make a painting about pain, suffering, and racism, you might as well make the object of the racism the tools with which you make the painting," declares Joe Zucker (BOMB Magazine). Zucker (American, b.1941) engages with American history through both imagery and materials, in particular exploiting the adaptability of cotton to produce vibrant, textured surfaces. Zucker's style is in perpetual flux, at points bearing semblance to abstraction and pointillism. He cites a childhood in the racially turbulent Chicago of the 1970s as impetus for the exploration of African American experience in his work. ConditionIn overall very good condition. Some paint loss on cotton balls throughout, commensurate to age and medium. One cotton ball missing from lower center panel. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Clarence Measelle, “Fragments,” Acrylic on canvas, 1990

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Description: Acrylic on canvas.France, 1980 Clarence “Skip” Measelle (b.1937) - American painterSigned “Measelle” on upper left, recto. Dimensions: 71 ¼ X 45 ¼ x 2 (180.98 x 114.95 x 5.08 cm)Excellent condition. Condition Report In overall excellent condition. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Benjamin Benno, Pair of Works on Paper, c.1940

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Description: Benjamin Benno, “Untitled”, Work on Paper, c.1940Ink and watercolor on paper.USA, c.1940Benjamin Benno (b.1901- d. 1980) – American Modernist artistProvenance: Ruth O'Hara Gallery, New YorkSheet dimensions: 16 x 11 ⅞ in (40.6 x 30.2 cm) Framed dimensions: 23 ¼ x 19 ½ x 1 ¾ in (59 x 49.5 x 4.45 cm) Good condition. Benjamin Benno, “Head of a Man,” Work on Paper, 1940 (2/2)Ink and watercolor on paper. USA, 1940.Benjamin Benno (b.1901- d. 1980) – American Modernist artist. Signed and dated “1940, Benno” in green ink on recto. Provenance: Ruth O'Hara Gallery, New YorkSheet dimensions: 16 x 12 in (40.6 x 30.5 cm) Framed dimensions: 22 ⅛ x 17 ⅞ (56.2 x 45.4 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. ConditionIn overall good condition. Minor crease to lower edge of 'Untitled', with toning to paper noticeable along lower and left edges. Unexamined outside of frame.In overall very good condition, with minute pinhole in upper left corner, unexamined outside of frame. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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James Nares,

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Description: Oil on canvasUSA, 1993James Nares -- English artist and filmmaker, b. 1953Signed by the artist and dated in black marker on versoProvenance: Gift from the Artist to the Present OwnerDimensions: 8 x 6 in (20.32 x 15.24 cm)Excellent condition"Untitled" presents a single, precisely-wrought brushstroke--a recurring element in James Nares' work--in an inviting blue-green rife with texture, depth, and energy.James Nares (English, b. 1953)James Nares is an English artist and filmmaker living and working in New York City. Nares was a member of the no wave group James Chance and the Contortions and was a founding member of the group Colab. He studied at the Chelsea Art School, London, and the School of Visual Arts, New York. His works are exhibited and collected internationally. ConditionIn overall excellent condition, some minor marks to surface of work, with imperfections inherent to canvas. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Benjamin Benno, “Untitled,” Oil on Canvas, 1938

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Description: Oil on canvasUSA, 1938Benjamin Benno (b.1901- d. 1980) – American Modernist artistSigned and dated “Benno, 1938” in black ink on versoDimensions: 76 ⅝ x 68 ¾ in (194.63 x 174.625 cm)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. Condition Report In overall good condition. Mild paint loss especially along the edges, with stains and abrasions. Water stain to verso of canvas, not affecting the recto. Minor buckling on lower right edge of canvas. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Willem de Kooning, “Clam Digger,” Lithograph, 1966

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Description: Lithograph on Arches paperUSA, 1966Willem de Kooning (b.1904 - d.1997) -American Abstract ExpressionistSigned in pencil on rectoNumbered in pencil on recto, from an edition of 100 plus 10 Artist’s ProofsBlindstamp of printer/publisher.Printed by Irwin HollanderPublished by Hollander Workshop, New York in 1967Graham, 4Full marginsWork dimensions: 16 ½ x 20 in (41.91 x 50.8 cm)Framed dimensions: 24 ½ x 28 x ⅝ (62.23 x 71.12 x 1.59 cm)Excellent condition.Willem de Kooning’s “Clam Digger” represents one of the artist’s most recognizable motifs, rendered throughout his career in a variety of media, including oil painting, bronze sculpture, and, as seen here, understated, single-color lithography. Evident here is de Kooning’s characteristically gestural, frenetic style, with which he crafts an indistinct‚ somewhat monstrous figure in apparent isolation.Willem de Kooning (Dutch/American, b.1904 - d.1997)As a young man, Willem de Kooning attended the Academie van Beelende Kunsten in Rotterdam while working at a commercial art and decorating firm. In 1926, he immigrated to the US and in 1927 he moved to New York, where he worked as a commercial artist. Quickly, he became involved with the New York avant-garde, spending time with John Graham, Arshile Gorky and Stuart Davis. These artists, including Miró, Arp, Picasso and Mondrian, influenced de Kooning’s early abstract work in the 1930s and 1940s where compositions of brightly colored biomorphic and geometric shapes and lines combined with architectural motifs. His simple, flat abstract design was a technique used throughout his prestigious career. He also frequently depicted the human body, women in particular. Already known as an influential artist, in the early 1970s, de Kooning experimented with sculpture, infusing his painted works’ energy into a three-dimensional stationary object. Like his paintings, his sculpture was unrestrained, reaching out and responding with their environment. Throughout his life, de Kooning oscillated between the abstract and the representational with elements of uncertainty, open to grow in any direction. Today, Willem de Kooning’s work is known internationally and can be located in renowned art collections such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. and the Tate Gallery in London. Condition ReportIn overall excellent condition. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Jon Pestoni, “Strange Strings,” Painting, 2014

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Description: Oil and mixed media on woodUSA, 2014Jon Pestoni — American painter, b. 1969Signed by the artist and dated in black marker on upper right, versoDimensions: 67 x 60 in (170.18 x 152.4cm) Very Good condition“Strange Strings” presents an intricate composition wherein the trace of the artist’s hand takes central command. As in much of Jon Pestoni’s work, the varied, textured surface seen here emphasizes both the materiality of the medium and the process by which it is lain onto canvas—or, in this case, wood. Jon Pestoni (American, b. 1969)Jon Pestoni is a Los Angeles-based painter known for his expressive abstract canvases, layering a variety of painterly techniques and modes of application, from thick drips and smears to patchy dry-brush strokes, to call attention to the processes and materials of painting itself. Experimenting with the possibilities inherent in the basic elements of painting–surface, texture, color, and line–Pestoni’s brightly colored, densely worked surfaces register the hand of the artist over time. He received his MFA from UCLA in 1996 and has exhibited throughout the United States and Europe. His work was also featured in the book “Vitamin P2” published by Phaidon in 2011. He is represented by David Kordansky Gallery in Los Angeles. ConditionIn overall very good condition. Minor 1 inch fold in lower left corner, recto. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Edward Corbett, “Painting for Puritans II,” Oil on Canvas, 1968

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Description: Oil on canvasUSA, 1968Edward Corbett (1919-1971) – American Abstract Expressionist artistSigned and dated “Corbett, 1968” on verso. Provenance: Grace Borgenicht, New YorkWork dimensions: 29 ¾ x 40 in (75.57 x 101.6 cm)Framed dimensions: 30 ¾ x 41 x 1 ¼ (78.11 x 104.14 x 3.18 cm)Good condition.Edward Corbett (American, b.1919 - d.1971) Born in Chicago, painter Edward Corbett studied at the California School of Fine Arts and moved to New York where he joined the Abstract Expressionist movement. He later moved back to California where he taught at his alma mater followed by several other universities across the country. His abstracted landscapes are found in numerous collections across the country including the Art Institute of Chicago, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., and Museum of Modern Art, NY. Condition ReportIn overall good condition. Retouching to upper left corner, left edge, and lower edge. Minor staining to lower left quadrant. Marks on lower left and center right quadrants. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Beverly Pepper, “Torqued Stainless Steel Ribbons,” 1970s

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Description: Stainless Steel USA, 1970s Beverly Pepper (b. 1922) - American sculptor and Land artist Engraved “B- Pepper” on sculpture. Initials “B.P.” welded on socle. Dimensions: 33 x 42.5 x 20 in (83.82 x 107.95 x 50.8 cm) Very good condition. Beverly Pepper (American, b.1922) Beverly Pepper (b.1922) is an influential outdoor sculptor and land artist working in wood, polished stainless, and Cor-ten steel. In parallel with artists such as Richard Serra, Pepper furthered the exploitation of industrial manufacturing techniques by contemporary artists from her studio in Umbria, Italy. In 1991 she was the subject of a solo exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and in 2003 she was awarded the Alexander Calder Prize for Sculpture. Condition Report In overall very good condition. Some very minor staining and scratches. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Conrad Marca-Relli, “M-8-63,” Aluminum Collage, 1963

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Description: Aluminum collageUSA, 1963Conrad Marca-Relli (1913–2000) – American artist of Italian descentSignature incised by the artist on lower right, recto, with artist’s surname, title, and dimensions written in black paint on verso. “Kootz” scratched into upper center of verso of work.Provenance: Hokin Gallery, Inc., Palm Beach, FloridaWork dimensions: 34 ½ x 26 ¼ in (87.63 x 66.68 cm)Framed dimensions: 35 ⅛ x 26 ⅞ x 1 in (89.22 x 68.26 x 2.54 cm)Very good condition. A work wrought in the artist’s preferred medium, collage, Conrad Marca-Relli’s “M-8-63” combines materials reminiscent of architectural structure and industry with a gentle, almost painterly touch and careful conceptual framework. Here, aluminum shapes both hard-edged and subtly curved interlock to craft a complex, nuanced composition of ambiguous subject, but with the suggestion of a real-life figurative source. Marca-Relli is noted for his innovative take on collage and for his remarkable efforts to elevate the medium, ultimately paving the way for later experimentation.Conrad Marca-Relli (American, of Italian descent, 1913–2000)Conrad Marca-Relli was among the first and most important representatives of Abstract Expressionism of the New York School. After Marca-Relli had emigrated in 1927 with his family to New York, he began his studies at the Cooper Union Institute. He met the artists Franz Kline, Willem de Kooning and John Graham. After the Second World War, he joined the Downtown Group and the avant-garde scene of Greenwich Village artists. Marca-Relli’s preferred technique was the collage. His works were shown, among others, on the Venice Biennale and at documenta in Kassel. ConditionIn overall very good condition, with minor scratches and adhesive residue on surface typical of medium. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Harry Bertoia, “Bush Form Sculpture,” Sculpture, 1960s

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Description: Bronze and copperUSA, 1960sHarry Bertoia — Italian-American sculptor and designer, 1915–1978Height: 7 in (17.78 cm)Base diameter: 4 in (10.16 cm) Overall diameter: 10 in (25.4 cm)Excellent conditionHarry Bertoia’s delicate “Bush Form Sculpture” showcases the artist’s facility with metal media, as well as his expert eye for design. A furniture and jewelry designer by trade best known for creating Knoll’s famed “Diamond” chair, Bertoia also crafted a wide array of fine art sculptures modeled after plant life throughout his career, many of them resembling bushes and trees. “Bush Form Sculpture” is a fine example of Bertoia’s sculptural work, with its elegant frame and complex network of copper branches culminating in carefully-wrought bronze buds reminiscent of round, ripe fruits.Harry Bertoia (Italian-American, 1915–1978)Harry Bertoia was a sculptor and furniture and jewelry designer who was a successful designer at the mid-century furniture company Knoll. Bertoia famously designed their “Diamond” chair, a delicate and airy steel-framed chair introduced in 1952 and still sold today. He would later devote his artistic energy towards innovative sculpture, finding ways to bend and stretch metal so that when crossed with wind or touch, it would create different sounds. He has also performed concerts with these pieces, even recording a series of albums known as “Sonambient” music. From a young age Bertoia was friends with other prominent designers such as Walter Gropius and Ray and Charles Eames, and he regularly designed jewelry for his friends. ConditionIn overall excellent condition, oxidization consistent with medium. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Günther Förg, “Untitled I,” Woodblock on Paper, 1990

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Description: Woodblock on Somerset Satinée paperGermany, 1990Günther Förg (1952-2013) – German abstract artistSigned and dated in pencil on lower right. Inscribed “PP” in pencil on lower left, rectoPrinter’s Proof outside main edition of 20. Image dimensions: 96 x 48 in (243.84 x 121.92 cm)Sheet dimensions: 100 x 52 in (254 x 132.08 cm) Very good condition. DescriptionGünther Förg’s abstract works elicit an architectural language deriving from his photography, through primary color and simple geometry. Here, the blockish red lattice, printed from a single woodblock, could represent a series of windows or perhaps a grate. Förg’s style overlaps with that of Abstract Expressionism, while in this instance also sharing the purist tendencies of Matisse’s cut outs. Günther Förg (German, b.1952 - d.2013)Gunther Forg (German, 1952-2013) was a German painter praised for his take on the modernist style of painting. As a prolific multi-disciplinarian, he was particularly influential in his commentary, opinion, and diversity of the modernist scale. His works often allude to Russian Constructivism, Italian rationalism, Abstract Expressionism and Minimalism. As such, Förg adopted the perspective of a postmodern retrospection, which had lost the sense of societal utopia found in the avant-garde movements. And yet, Förg took their aesthetic conceptions and refreshingly updated them. In an extremely concentrated form, he united oppositional aspects of modern art: geometric severity meets expressive spontaneity, and the wealth and weight of a memory about the carefree lightness of the here and now. He received his degree from the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. Condition Report In very good condition. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Arman, “Bayou,” Mixed Media, 1991

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Description: Acrylic paint and paint tubes on canvas. USA, 1991Arman (b.1928 - d.2005) - American/French artist Unsigned.Provenance: Michelle Rosenfeld, Inc., New JerseyDimensions: 48 ¾ x 38 ¼ x 4 in (123.83 x 97.16 x 10.16 cm)Very good condition. Arman’s “Bayou” fits intriguingly into the artist’s body of work, made up largely of sculptures crafted through the destruction and subsequent reassembling of quotidian objects. Here, Arman has created a playful painting-cum-sculpture from crushed paint tubes and their contents. Appropriately, given Arman’s interest in the work of Marcel Duchamp, “Bayou” toys with the viewer’s expectations, melding the character of a typical abstract acrylic-on-canvas painting with the inclusion of the unremarkable everyday tools used to craft it, granting the work an evident sense of humor as well as a remarkably intricate, varied texture.Arman (American/French, b.1928 - d.2005)Born Arman Pierre Fernandez in Nice, Arman studied at the Ecole Nationale des Arts Décoratifs and the Ecole du Louvre. In the early 1960s, he signed the Nouveau réalisme manifesto with Yves Klein, Martial Raysse and Jean Tinguely, seeking to merge art and ordinary life, advocating a return to reality in opposition to the lyricism of abstract painting. Inspired by Duchamp’s readymades, Arman is best known for his pursuit of creation through destruction, creating sculptures through the slicing, smashing or burning of singular objects – often musical instruments – then reassembling them. His works can be found in the collections of major museums worldwide, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Tate Gallery in London, and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Condition ReportIn overall very good condition, some minor surface soiling. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Alex Olson, Untitled, Oil on Paper, 2013

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Description: Oil on gessoed paperUSA, 2013Alex Olson (b. 1978) – American contemporary artistSigned and dated by the artist on the versoProvenance: Laura Bartlett Gallery, London with label on verso of frameDimensions: 16 ½ x 13 ¾ in. (41.9 x 34.9 cm)Framed dimensions: 19 ½ x 16 ½ in. (49.5 x 41.9 cm)Very good conditionAlex Olson (American, b. 1978)Alex Olson lives and works in Los Angeles, CA where she attended the California Institute of the Arts after studying at Harvard University. Her paintings, often rendered with graphic and gestural qualities, have been shown in solo shows in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, and London and are found in the LACMA, Hammer Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and Walker Art Center collections. Olson uses a variety of tools to “mark” canvases, resulting in high contrast lines, ribbons, and shapes. The deliberate handling of the marks, often with raised, burr-like edges from the paint distribution, creates a textured surface.ConditionIn overall very good condition. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Milton Avery, “Seated Woman,” Monotype, 1950

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Description: Monotype on laid paperUSA, 1950Milton Avery (b.1885 - d.1965) - American modern painterSigned and dated “Milton AVery, 1950” in pencil on lower right, recto. Provenance: Stephen Haller Gallery, New York CitySheet dimensions: 22 x 16 ¾ in (55.88 x 67.95 cm)Framed dimensions: 33 x 26 ¾ x 1 ½ (83.82 x 67.945 x 3.81 cm) Very good condition. Milton Avery (American, b.1893 - d.1965)Milton Avery studied for a time at the Connecticut League of Art Students in Hartford under Charles Noel Flagg and at the Art Society School under Albertus Jones. In 1925, he moved to New York and around 1928, had his first one-man show at the Opportunity Gallery. Avery’s work was influenced by French Fauvism and German Expressionism, painting in thin layers simplified forms and flat colors. Work from this time period provided a model for younger artists including Adolph Gottlieb and Mark Rothko. After suffering a heart attack in 1949, Avery began making monotypes, producing nearly two-hundred prints over the next two years. After his first heart attack, the painter turned to more muted tones and the reduction of compositional elements. As Avery’s reputation began to grow, his health deteriorated, hindering him from attending the opening of his retrospective at the Whitney Museum of Art in New York in 1960. In 1961, he endured a second heart attack, from which he never fully recovered. Today, Avery’s work can be found in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Museum of Modern Art in Boston, to name a few. Condition Report In very good condition, cockling to paper on lower edge and crease on lower right edge. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Tom Wesselmann,

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Description: Liquitex on Bristol boardUSA, 1984Tom Wesselmann (1931–2004) — American painter, graphic artist, and sculptorSigned by the artist and dated “Wesselmann 84” in pencil on lower right, recto, with labels on upper left of backing board and of frame, verso; inscribed “7016A” in pencil on upper left, verso, and “S D8431” in pencil on lower left, versoProvenance: The Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, with label on upper left of frame, versoDennis Florio & Associates, New YorkHokin Gallery, Palm Beach, FloridaDimensions: 10 x 11.625 inFrame dimensions: 17.5 x 18.75 x 1.5 inVery good conditionPioneering American Pop artist Tom Wesselmann is best known for his playful nudes, of which “Bedroom Brunette Doodle (Heavy Line)” is a lively example. Crafted in 1984, “Bedroom Brunette Doodle (Heavy Line)” was produced around the same time that Wesselmann began to experiment with his distinctive metal cut-outs; appropriately, he would later reproduce the work on a much larger scale in enamel on aluminum. Sold by the Sidney Janis Gallery in 1984, this work still sports their label on the upper left of the verso of the frame.Tom Wesselmann (American, b.1931 - d.2004)Tom Wesselmann was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and studied initially psychology at the University of Cincinnati. He then applied for further artistic training under Nicolas Marsciano at the Cooper Union School for Arts and Architecture in New York (1956–1959). Like many Pop art artists, Wesselmann was always inspired by images of the mass media; the depiction of the nude, his ‘Great American Nude’, was always the central subject of his entire oeuvre. In 1983, Wesselmann founded a new technique which enabled him to reproduce his drawings in steel at a larger scale. These so-called ‘cut outs’ were primarily based on the traditional genres ‘nude’, ‘still life’ and ‘landscape’ and constitute Wesselmann’s most productive phase of his career. Since 1961, when his first solo exhibition was held at the Tanager Gallery in New York, Tom Wesselmann's works have been exhibited worldwide, including the Documenta 4 in Kassel and the Biennale in Venice. His works can also be found in major art collections such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Tate Gallery in London and the Museum Ludwig in Cologne. ConditionIn overall very good condition, toning to edges of paper, with some spots of foxing. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Jonathan Borofsky,

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Description: Auction announcements 21st October 2016 Lot 30: The correct dimensions of this work are: 131 ¼ x 101 ¼ x 1 ⅜ in. (333.4 x 257.2 x 3.5 cm). Oil on canvas with blue Tungsten light bulbUSA, c.1981Jonathan Borofsky (b.1942) - American sculptor and printmakerProvenance: Paula Cooper Gallery, New YorkFredrick Roos, LondonIn Khan Gallery, New YorkPrivate Collection, PhiladelphiaExhibitions: "Jonothan Borofsky: Dreams 1973-1989," Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, October 9-November 15, 1981"Vito Acconci, Carl Andre, Richard Artschwager, Lynda Benglis, Jonathan Borofsky, Sol LeWitt: Painting, Drawing, Sculpture and Prints," Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, December 1, 1982-January 11, 1983"Jonathan Borofsky,", Moderna Museet, September 8- October 21, 1984Literature: "Jonathan Borofsky," Stockholm: Moderna Museet, 1984"Jonothan Borofsky," Rosenthal, M. and Marshall, R., (1984), Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of ArtWork dimensions: 65 ⅝ x 50 ⅝ x 1 ⅜ in (131.25 x 101.25 x 3.5 cm)Dimensions of light bulb: height - 4 ½ in (11.43 cm), diameter at top - 2 ¼ (10.92 cm)Good condition.Much like Borofsky's best-known 'Hammering Man' sculptures, "Untitled (Person with lightbulb)" possesses a distinct energy and sense of strength and power, carefully conveyed through the manipulation of the human form. Jonathan Borofksy's "Untitled (Person with light blub)" is an intriguing translation of the dynamic character of the artist's sculptural work to a two-dimensional medium, albeit on a massive scale. The vast, subtly-colored painting depicts a nondescript, deconstructed humanoid figure in motion, an inquisitive look on its face--appropriate, given the inclusion of the lightblub, a symbol of thought and mental acuity, in the middle of its forehead. Jonathan Borofsky (American, b.1942)Known for his colorful anthropomorphic sculptures, Jonathan Borofsky (American, b.1942) manipulates metal into towering constructions that symbolize and are testament to collective human strength. Borofksy received his MFA from Yale University in 1966 and experimented in a variety of media before turning his attention fully to sculpture. His works are counted in the distinguished collections of Tate, London; LACMA, Los Angeles, and the Naoshima Contemporary Art Museum, Okayama, among many others.Condition Report In overall good condition, with minor staining and scuffing to all four edges. Blue markings (including ring mark) to upper right quadrant. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Robert Smithson, Untitled Ink on Paper, USA, 1961

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Description: Ink on paperUSA, 1961Robert Smithson (1938-1973) – American conceptual and earthwork artistSigned and dated by the artist along the lower recto edgeProvenance: Private Collection, New YorkDimensions: 17 ¾ x 23 7/8 in. (45.1 x 60.6 cm)Robert Smithson is best known for his earth works and land art and his famously madeSpiral Jetty (1970) a promontory work built out from the Rozel Point peninsula on the northeastern shore of Great Salt Lake in the state of Utah. This work on paper comes from an earlier time in the artist’s career when he was influenced by the Pop art movement. It closely resembles the graphic design ink drawings from the 1950s by Andy Warhol. A very rare pen ink drawing on paper, signed and dated within the image.Robert Smithson (American, 1938-1973)Smithson began as an artist living in New York and studying at the Brooklyn Museum School during the 1950s. He met and married sculptor Nancy Holt before becoming a key figure in the development of Land Art. While he is most well-known for his man-made geographical formations including the Spiral Jetty (1970) located on the Great Salt Lake, he continued to work in various media including photography until his death in a plane crash in 1973. He dubbed his massive alterations, both inspired by nature and reactive to it- earthworks.ConditionIn overall good condition, with paper toning margins, recto. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Claes Oldenburg, “2 Soft White Columns,” Work on Paper, 1990

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Description: Marker and pastel on paper. USA, 1990Claes Oldenburg (b. 1929) – American/Swedish Conceptual and Pop Artist painter, sculptor, printmaker, writer and performance artistInitialed by the artist in pencil on lower center, recto. Dated on upper right, recto. Provenance: The ArtistWork dimensions: 10 ½ x 8 in (26.67 x 20.32 cm) Framed dimensions: 19 x 15 ½ x 1 ½ in (48.26 x 39.37 x 3.81 cm)Excellent condition. Prolific Pop artist Claes Oldenburg’s “2 Soft White Columns,” a unique work on paper, pays tribute to the artist’s iconic, playful soft sculptures, many of them fashioned after everyday objects. Oldenburg’s columns—historically symbols of structure and strength—twist and tumble here like pillows, deftly translating the artist’s characteristically humorous take on sculpture to the two-dimensional realm.Claes Oldenburg (American, b.Swedish 1929) Perhaps the best-loved artist of the Pop Art movement, Claes Oldenburg is known for his playfully surreal sculptures that find new meaning in the everyday objects by expanding them to a gargantuan scale or deflating them into floppy, funny shells. A onetime journalist and illustrator in Chicago, Oldenburg fell in with Pop— a vernacular approach to art that mocked the somber bravado of Abstract Expressionism—after moving to New York in 1956. But whereas artists like Warhol and Lichtenstein took popular media as their inspiration, Oldenburg found his muse in hamburgers, electric fans, bagels, and other familiar comforts. His works can be found in institutions worldwide, including Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Musée national d'art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; The Israel Museum, Jerusalem.ConditionExcellent condition. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Hans Hofmann, “Untitled,” Work on Paper, 1938

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Description: Ink and gouache on paper.USA, 1938Hans Hofmann (b.1880–d.1966) — German-born American Abstract Expressionist painterSigned by the artist and dated in ink on lower left, recto, with label on upper left of backing board, verso.Provenance: Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio Dimensions: 14 x 17 in (35.56 x 43.18 cm)Frame dimensions: 24 x 27 x 1.25 in (60.96 x 68.58 x 3.18 cm)Very good condition. Hans Hofmann (American, b. Germany, 1880–1966)Relocating from Munich to New York City in 1933, Hans Hofmann (American, b.1880 – d.1966) was to become one of the most prominent figures of Abstract Expressionism. Hofmann worked both as a teacher and an independent painter, gaining recognition late in his career with his first solo exhibition taking place at the age of 64 at Peggy Guggenheim’s New York “Art of this Century” gallery. Hofmann soon garnered the critical support of Clement Greenberg and came to term his style “push and pull”, denoting the tension between form, color and space. He is best known for his vivid “slab” works of the late 1950s. ConditionIn overall very good condition with some wear to all four corners, one pinhole in each as in keeping with artist process. Two minor creases along upper edge. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Edward Corbett, “Untitled #33”, Work on Paper, 1956

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Description: Ink on paperUSA, 1956Edward Corbett (1919–1971) – American Abstract Expressionist artistSigned “Corbett, 1956” in black ink on lower, recto. Provenance: Grace Borgenicht Gallery, New YorkSheet dimensions: 9 ¼ x 12 in (23.5 x 30.48 cm)Mat dimensions: 15 x 20 in (38.1 x 50.8 cm) Very good condition. Edward Corbett (American, 1919–1971)Born in Chicago, painter Edward Corbett studied at the California School of Fine Arts and moved to New York where he joined the Abstract Expressionist movement. He later moved back to California where he taught at his alma mater followed by several other universities across the country. His abstracted landscapes are found in numerous collections across the country including the Art Institute of Chicago, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., and Museum of Modern Art, NY. Condition ReportIn overall very good condition. Discoloration around edges with minor handling marks commensurate to age. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Tom Wesselmann, “Amy Reclining,” Sculpture, 1985

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Description: Brushed steelUSA, 1985 Tom Wesselmann (1931–2004) — American painter, graphic artist, and sculptorFrom an edition of 50Signature, date, and edition number incised on sculptureProvenance: In the collection of Dorothy BlauPrivate Collection, FloridaWork dimensions: 33 x 13 x 1/16 in (83.83 x 33.02 x 0.16 cm)Very good condition. Tom Wesselmann’s “Amy Reclining” is an elegant, understated example of one of the artist’s forays into metal sculpture. Atypically monochrome, “Amy Reclining” deftly captures the gestural, sketchy qualities characteristic of Wesselmann’s paintings and drawings in brushed steel, granting the work an intimate quality despite its stark, industrial medium. Yet another example of Wesselmann’s trademark languid nudes, “Amy Reclining” is a masterful translation of the artist’s highly developed technique as a painter and draftsman to an alternate medium.Tom Wesselmann (American, b.1931 - d.2004)Tom Wesselmann was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and studied initially psychology at the University of Cincinnati. He then applied for further artistic training under Nicolas Marsciano at the Cooper Union School for Arts and Architecture in New York (1956–1959). Like many Pop art artists, Wesselmann was always inspired by images of the mass media; the depiction of the nude, his ‘Great American Nude’, was always the central subject of his entire oeuvre. In 1983, Wesselmann founded a new technique which enabled him to reproduce his drawings in steel at a larger scale. These so-called ‘cut outs’ were primarily based on the traditional genres ‘nude’, ‘still life’ and ‘landscape’ and constitute Wesselmann’s most productive phase of his career. Since 1961, when his first solo exhibition was held at the Tanager Gallery in New York, Tom Wesselmann's works have been exhibited worldwide, including the Documenta 4 in Kassel and the Biennale in Venice. His works can also be found in major art collections such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Tate Gallery in London and the Museum Ludwig in Cologne. Condition ReportIn very good condition with some minor abrasion. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Edward Corbett, “Untitled #38”, Work on Paper, 1957

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Description: Ink on paper USA, 1957 Edward Corbett (1919–1971) – American Abstract Expressionist artistSigned and dated “Corbett, 1957” on lower left, recto. Provenance: Grace Borgenicht Gallery, New YorkDimensions: 9 ½ x 12 ½ in (24.13 x 31.75 cm)Good condition. Edward Corbett (American, 1919–1971)Born in Chicago, painter Edward Corbett studied at the California School of Fine Arts and moved to New York where he joined the Abstract Expressionist movement. He later moved back to California where he taught at his alma mater followed by several other universities across the country. His abstracted landscapes are found in numerous collections across the country including the Art Institute of Chicago, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., and Museum of Modern Art, NY. Condition ReportIn overall good condition with spots of foxing. Discoloration of paper commensurate to age. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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James Nares, “Ribbon,” Work on Paper, 1980

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Description: Oil on paper, with deckled edges USA, 1980James Nares — (b.1953) English artist and filmmakerSigned and dated “James Nares, ‘80” in pencil on lower right, rectoTitled “Ribbon” in pencil on versoProvenance: Gift from the Artist to the Present OwnerDimensions: 30 x 22 in (76.2 x 55.88 cm)Good condition. James Nares (English, b.1953)James Nares is an English artist and filmmaker living and working in New York City. Nares was a member of the no wave group James Chance and the Contortions and was a founding member of the group Colab. He studied at the Chelsea Art School, London, and the School of Visual Arts, New York. His works are exhibited and collected internationally. Condition ReportIn good condition, minor creases to left edge, and upper and lower left corners. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Sam Francis, “Untitled (SF75-1129),” Work on Paper, 1975

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Description: Acrylic on paperUSA, 1975Sam Francis (1923-1994) – American Abstract Expressionist painterStamped by the Sam Francis estate and inscribed “Del 2779” in pencil on versoWork dimensions: 15 ¼ x 19 in (38.75 x 48.26 cm)Framed dimensions: 24 x 27 ¾ x 1 ¼ in (60.96 x 70.49 x 3.18 cm)Excellent conditionIconic American Abstract Expressionist Sam Francis’s love of vivid color and trademark penchant for lively, gestural brushstrokes come to the fore in “Untitled (SF75-1129),” a unique work on paper. Here, swaths of deep purple combine with highly textural, frenetic splotches of bright blue and green, creating an image imbued with both a calming and distinctly energetic quality. With its harmonious use of color and masterful conveyance of vitality, “Untitled (SF75-1129)” beautifully embodies the lyrical hand for which Francis is known.Sam Francis (American, b.1923 - d.1994)California-born Abstract Expressionist painter Sam Francis, is regarded as one of the 20th century’s leading interpreters of color and light. His first works were influenced by the Abstract Expressionism of Mark Rothko, Arshile Gorky, and Clyfford Still, but he quickly developed his own colorful abstract style after moving to Paris in 1950. In addition to New York Abstract Expressionism, his work holds references to Color Field painting, Chinese and Japanese art, French Impressionism, and his own California roots. Throughout a long and prolific career, Francis created thousands of paintings as well as works on paper, prints, and monotypes. ConditionIn overall excellent condition, with several small handling creases. Unexamined outside of frame. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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James Nares, “Blue Cocoons,” Work on Paper, 1980

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Description: Oil on paper, with deckled edges. USA, 1980James Nares — (b.1953) English artist and filmmakerSigned and dated “James Nares, 1980” in pencil on lower right, recto. Titled in pencil on verso.Hinged to backboard. Provenance: Gift from the Artist to the Present OwnerSheet dimensions: 39 ¼ x 29 ¾ in Board dimensions: 40 ¾ x 31 ½ in Good condition.James Nares (English, b.1953)James Nares is an English artist and filmmaker living and working in New York City. Nares was a member of the no wave group James Chance and the Contortions and was a founding member of the group Colab. He studied at the Chelsea Art School, London, and the School of Visual Arts, New York. His works are exhibited and collected internationally. Condition ReportIn good condition. With very faint pigment stain to the extreme center right edge of sheet. Stains to left edge 3 inches from top and 5 inches from bottom. Handling marks and mild surface soiling. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Benjamin Benno, “Symphony in Blue,” Oil on Canvas, 1937

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Description: Oil on canvasUSA, 1937 Benjamin Benno (b.1901- d. 1980) – American Modernist artistSigned and dated “1937, Benno” in blue paint on lower right, recto Provenance: Benjamin Benno, New YorkGift from the Artist to the Present OwnerDimensions: 77 x 38 ½ in (185.58 x 97.79 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. Condition In overall very good condition. Minor scratches to upper left corner and faint staining above central image and along right edge. Specks of paint loss. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Sam Francis, “Untitled (SF76-023),” Work on Paper, 1976

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Description: Acrylic on Strathmore paper.USA, 1976Sam Francis (1923-1994) – American Abstract Expressionist painterStamped by the Sam Francis estate, titled “SF76-023,” and inscribed “Del 3689” in pencil on verso.Work dimensions: 23 x 29 in (58.42 x 73.66 cm)Framed dimensions: 31 ¾ x 37 ¾ x 1 ¼ in (80.65 x 88.27 x 3.18 cm)Excellent conditionNoted for his ability to convey a vast array of emotion through the careful use of color and shape, Sam Francis is widely considered one of the 20th century’s foremost American Abstract Expressionist painters. The unique “Untitled (SF76-023)” is a wonderful example of the artist’s strengths, with its liberal application of paint in highly evocative reds and oranges, backed by gentle blues and greens, as well as its restrained rectangular form. Francis’s careful attention to composition and masterful use of vibrant, emotive hues combine to create a work brimming with tension, granting the image an impression of remarkable intensity.Sam Francis (American, b.1923 - d.1994)California-born Abstract Expressionist painter Sam Francis, is regarded as one of the 20th century’s leading interpreters of color and light. His first works were influenced by the Abstract Expressionism of Mark Rothko, Arshile Gorky, and Clyfford Still, but he quickly developed his own colorful abstract style after moving to Paris in 1950. In addition to New York Abstract Expressionism, his work holds references to Color Field painting, Chinese and Japanese art, French Impressionism, and his own California roots. Throughout a long and prolific career, Francis created thousands of paintings as well as works on paper, prints, and monotypes. ConditionExcellent condition. Unexamined outside of frame. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Benjamin Benno,

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Description: Oil on canvasUSA, 1937Benjamin Benno (b.1901- d. 1980) – American Modernist artistSigned and dated “1937, Benjamin Benno” in black paint on lower right, rectoProvenance: Benjamin Benno, New YorkRuth O'Hara Gallery, Inc., New YorkWork 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. ConditionIn overall very good condition. Some minor areas of paint loss, with abrasions and staining to edges. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Josef Albers, “Homage to the Square”, Screenprint, 1964

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Description: Screenprint in colors on wove paperUSA, 1964Josef Albers (1888 - 1967) Initialed and dated “A, 1964” in pencil on lower right, recto. Numbered in pencil on lower left, from an edition of 125. Printed by Atelier Acray, Paris. Published by Editions Denise René, Paris. Danilowitz 160.4Full marginsImage dimensions: 11 x 11 in (27.94 x 27.94 cm)Sheet dimensions: 19 x 15 ¼ in (48.26 x 38.735 cm)Very good condition.Through his studies of the square, Josef Albers revolutionized color theory and abstract art. By nesting solid colors of squares on top of one another along the vertical axis, Albers weights the squares down horizontally along the composition to create an aesthetic study of color. This screenprint uses color theory and optical tension to create a push-pull executed solely through the eyes’ deciphering of wavelengths. Josef Albers (American, b. German, 1888-1976)Born in Bottrop, Germany, Josef Albers enrolled at the Bauhaus – the recently founded school of art, architecture, and design in Weimar, Germany – in 1920. Placing equal importance on technical and artistic skills, the courses at the Bauhaus centered on the “contrasting effects” of form, texture and – most importantly for Albers – color. After completing his studies, Albers taught at the Bauhaus for eight years until the school closed under pressure from the Nazi party. He then emigrated to the United States and taught at Black Mountain College, NC, and Yale University, CT. In 1949, Albers began his celebrated series, “Homage to the Square” which would become a body of more than 1,000 works executed over a period of twenty-five years. Albers published his influenced treatise “Interaction of Color” in 1963, which is still widely used in art instruction. Considered one of the most influential art teachers of the 20th century, Albers’ works have been the subject of numerous retrospectives at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, and the Centre Pompidou, Paris. In 1976, the Josef Albers Foundation was established and, in 1983, a museum dedicated to the artist opened in Bottrop, German. Condition ReportIn overall very good condition. Minor scratch upper left sheet, recto. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Edward Corbett, “Washington D.C. 1968 (Stripe Black),” 1968

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Description: Acrylic on canvas USA, 1968Edward Corbett (1919-1971) – American Abstract Expressionist artistUnsigned. Exhibition label affixed to verso. Work dimensions: 40 ¼ x 30 in (102.24 x 76.2 cm)Framed dimensions: 41 ¼ x 31 x 1 ½ in (104.78 x 78.74 x 3.81 cm)Very good condition. Edward Corbett (American, b.1919 - d.1971) Born in Chicago, painter Edward Corbett studied at the California School of Fine Arts and moved to New York where he joined the Abstract Expressionist movement. He later moved back to California where he taught at his alma mater followed by several other universities across the country. His abstracted landscapes are found in numerous collections across the country including the Art Institute of Chicago, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., and Museum of Modern Art, NY. Condition ReportIn overall very good condition. Very minor paint loss to upper edge of canvas. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Edward Corbett, “Anxiety Clusters,” Drawing, Mid-20th Century

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Description: Ink on paperUSA, mid-20th centuryEdward Corbett (1919–1971) – American Abstract Expressionist artistSigned by the artist, titled, and inscribed in ink along lower edge, rectoProvenance: Acme Fine Art and Design, BostonWork dimensions: 11 x 8 in (27.94 x 20.32 cm)Framed dimensions: 16 ½ x 13 x ⅝ in (41.91 x 33.02 x 1.59 cm)Very good conditionEdward Corbett’s appropriately-titled “Anxiety Clusters” portrays an unusually frenzied side of the artist, famous for his more subdued Abstract Expressionist paintings in moody colors. Edward Corbett (American, 1919–1971)Born in Chicago, painter Edward Corbett studied at the California School of Fine Arts and moved to New York where he joined the Abstract Expressionist movement. He later moved back to California where he taught at his alma mater followed by several other universities across the country. His abstracted landscapes are found in numerous collections across the country including the Art Institute of Chicago, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., and Museum of Modern Art, NY. ConditionIn overall very good condition. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Helen Frankenthaler, “Causeway,” Color Etching & Aquatint, 2001

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Description: Etching and aquatint in colors on wove paperUSA, 2001Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011) – American Abstract Expressionist painterPublished by Doctors Without Borders, New YorkPrinted by ULAE, New YorkSigned and dated “Helen Frankenthaler, 2001” on lower right, recto. Numbered ‘PP I/IV’ aside from an edition of 100Provenance: Direct from publisher to Private Collection, NYImage dimensions: 21 5/8 x 31½ in (54.9 x 80 cm)Sheet dimensions: 28¼ x 37¾ in (71.8 x 95.9 cm)Framed dimensions: 43 ½ x 36 ½ x ¾ in (110.49 x 92.71 x 1.91 cm)Excellent conditionFrankenthaler’s groundbreaking invention, pouring diluted washes of pigment over unprimed canvas, better known as stain painting, signaled the beginning of Color Field painting. Her transparent layering of colors are perfectly rendered in the medium of aquatint. This is the last etching that the artist created and, according the printer, required numerous proofing sessions until the artist was satisfied. The title “Causeway” perhaps refers to a thin red line that runs along the bottom of the print, perhaps a reference to the Florida toll road that travels across Biscayne Bay. Created as a benefit print for Doctors without Borders, an organization the artist deeply admired.Helen Frankenthaler (American, b.1928 - d.2011)Originally studying under Rufino Tamayo, second-generation Abstract Expressionist Helen Frankenthaler became active in the New York School of the 1950s. Influenced by Arshile Gorky, Willem de Kooning and Jackson Pollock, Frankenthaler gained fame with her ‘soak-stain’ technique – applying thin washes of paint onto raw, unprimed canvas. Her iconic "Mountains and Sea" (1952) was an important work for Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland and other Color Field painters of the 1960s. Her works often evoked elements of landscape or figuration in the shaping of their forms, almost always improvised from start to finish. In addition to paintings, Frankenthaler was also attracted to printmaking – woodcuts, especially – with hers counting among the greatest contemporary works of that medium. Her work is represented in the permanent collections of many institutions worldwide, including the Art Institute of Chicago; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Centre Pompidou, Paris; The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. ConditionIn overall excellent condition. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Sam Francis, “Untitled (SF86-065),” Work on paper, 1986

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Description: Acrylic on paper.USA, 1986Sam Francis (1923-1994) – American Abstract Expressionist painterStamped by the Sam Francis estate, titled “SF86-065,” inscribed “DEL 3214” and “S1-142I” in pencil on verso.Work dimensions: 30 x 16 in (76.2 x 40.64 cm)Framed dimensions: 37 ¾ x 23 ¾ x 1 ⅛ in (95.89 x 60.33 x 2.86 cm)Excellent condition.Sam Francis (American, b.1923- d.1994)California-born Abstract Expressionist painter Sam Francis, is regarded as one of the 20th century’s leading interpreters of color and light. His first works were influenced by the Abstract Expressionism of Mark Rothko, Arshile Gorky, and Clyfford Still, but he quickly developed his own colorful abstract style after moving to Paris in 1950. In addition to New York Abstract Expressionism, his work holds references to Color Field painting, Chinese and Japanese art, French Impressionism, and his own California roots. Throughout a long and prolific career, Francis created thousands of paintings as well as works on paper, prints, and monotypes. ConditionIn overall excellent condition. Unexamined outside of frame. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Lynda Benglis, ‘Dual Natures (2 Works)’, Lithographs, 1990

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Description: Set of two lithographs with gold leaf on hand tinted paper in blue and terra cotta gouache, on Rives BFK paper.USA, 1990Lynda Benglis (b. 1941) – American sculptorPublished by Solo Press, New York with inkstamp on versoEach signed, dated, numbered on the versoNumbered ‘PP1’ aside from an edition of 20Provenance: Private Collection, New YorkDimensions: 47 ½ x 31 ½ in; 120.7 x 80 cm eachFramed dimensions: 51 7/8 x 35 5/8 x 1 5/8 in; 131.8 x 90.5 x 4.1 cm eachExcellent conditionTwo beautiful lithographs by celebrated New York City painter and sculptor Lynda Benglis. These prints present a graphic interpretation of the artist's iconic pleated sculptures from the 1990s. The paper sheets were hand colored in qouache with gold leaf passages applied and a final run of lithography in black forming the pleated image. Another impression is in the collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC.Lynda Benglis (American, b. 1941)Known for her use of unusual materials, Lynda Benglis is one of the most recognizable contemporary sculptors. She began to get recognition in the late sixties with her brightly-colored polyurethane foam works. Benglis is influenced by the Abstract Expressionism, Feminist Art, Color Field Painting and Minimalism, and she challenged the male-dominant Minimalist movement through her works. Benglis’s range of sculptural materials expanded to include polyurethane foam, cast aluminum, bronze, and plaster. Her works are exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, and the Centre Pompidou. She is represented by the Cheim & Read gallery in New York.ConditionIn overall excellent condition. These prints are newly framed in wood with ebony stain rub, contemporary face profile, archival back matt, splined corners, with plexi glazing. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Hannelore Baron, “Untitled,” Mixed Media Collage, 1983

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Description: Mixed Media Collage USA, 1983Hannelore Baron (1926-1987) – German/American abstract artistSigned and dated “Hannelore Baron, 5/83” on verso. Work dimensions: 9 ¾ x 10 ¼ in (24.77 x 26.035 cm)Frame: 17 x 17 ½ x 1 ½ in (43.18 x 44.45 x 3.81 cm)Excellent condition. Hannelore Baron (American, b. Germany, 1926-1987)Renowned for her abstract collages and box constructions of highly personal nature, self-taught artist Hannelore Baron gained much critical acclaim throughout her career. Born in Germany, Baron and her family settled in New York in 1941. Plagued by claustrophobia and depression, she turned to artmaking in the 1950s and held her first solo exhibition in 1969. In 1995, Baron’s work was the subject of a one-person exhibition at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. Her work can be found in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Israel Museum. ConditionIn overall excellent condition. Unexamined outside of frame. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Mark Flood, ‘Sand Castle’, Acrylic, 2004

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Description: Acrylic on canvas laid on boardUSA, 2004Mark Flood (b. 1957) – American contemporary artistSigned by the artist, titled, and dated on the canvas folded over the verso edgeProvenance: Marty Walker Gallery, Dallas, TXDimensions: 60 x 48 in. (152.7 x 121.9 cm) Very good conditionMark Flood’s Lace Paintings are perhaps his most well-known and widely collected works. Despite the seemingly ‘slap-dash’ nature of his technique, the lace paintings are praised for their technical prowess and aesthetic beauty. He began making his lace paintings in the 1990s with the aim to seduce the viewer through self-consciously superficial beauty. They are created by applying lace to a surface and then repeatedly and meticulously painting over the lace in bright colors, and subsequently removing the dried paint; a process that creates a deeply textured and rich surface. The present work, ‘Sand Castle’, is a beautiful example of a large, abstract lace painting from 2004, and is part of a series that has remained popular to passionate art collectors since the 1990s that have valued as high as $250,000 apiece.Mark Flood (American, b. 1957)Texan painter Mark Flood exhibits frequently in New York, Texas, California, and European capitals, and his works are housed in the collections of major museums including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and the Dallas Museum of Art. His works are also found in several important private collections and are known either for a caustic sense of humor relayed that critique American contemporary culture and art. He is particularly well-known for his “lace paintings” which demonstrate intricate details rendered in shimmering colors and lace formations. He attended Rice University (1976-1981).ConditionIn overall very good condition. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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