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Auction Description for Freeman's: The Collection of Philip Desind
Auction Description:
The Collection of Philip Desind

The Collection of Philip Desind

by Freeman's

Platinum House

240 lots | 239 with images

June 9, 2006

1808 Chestnut Street

Philadelphia, PA, 19103 USA

Phone: +1 215.563.9275

Fax: +1 215.563.8236

Email: Info@freemansauction.com

BERNARD BECK, (AMERICAN 20TH CENTURY), BACK TO THE LAND

Lot 1: BERNARD BECK, (AMERICAN 20TH CENTURY), BACK TO THE LAND

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Description: BERNARD BECK (american 20th century) ''BACK TO THE LAND'' Signed and dated "Bernard Beck 1980" and titled on stretcher, acrylic on canvas 78 x 56 in. (198.1 x 142.2cm) exhibited: Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio, "Mainstream America: The Collection of Phil Desind," March 1 - April 5, 1987 Estimate $1,000-1,500 -Excellent overall condition; not lined -We note slight surface abrasion to small area of right most popsicle stick. .

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FRANK HOLMES, (AMERICAN 20TH CENTURY), QUIET 1969 / 1977

Lot 2: FRANK HOLMES, (AMERICAN 20TH CENTURY), QUIET 1969 / 1977

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Description: FRANK HOLMES (american 20th century) ''QUIET'' 1969 / 1977 Acrylic on canvas 67 3/4 x 60 3/4 in. (172.09 x 154.31cm.) provenance: Monique Knowlton Gallery, New York exhibited: Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio, "Mainstream America: the Collection of Phil Desind," March 1 - April 5, 1987; South Bend Regional Museum of Art: "Getting Real: 20th Century American Realism from the Philip Desind Collection," July 31 - September 11, 1994) Estimate $2,000-3,000 -Excellent original condition; not lined -We note that some of the pigments appear darker under U.V. light. This is due to the pigments themselves and is not restoration. .

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ROBERT MACDONALD GRAHAM JR., (AMERICAN B. 1919), SUNDAY MORNING, HOTEL GRAND

Lot 3: ROBERT MACDONALD GRAHAM JR., (AMERICAN B. 1919), SUNDAY MORNING, HOTEL GRAND

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Description: ROBERT MACDONALD GRAHAM JR. (american b. 1919) ''SUNDAY MORNING, HOTEL GRAND'' Signed "Graham" bottom left; also signed, titled, dated "1973" and copyrighted verso, acrylic on board 27 1/2 x 38 1/2 in. (69.9 x 97.8cm) exhibited: Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio, "Mainstream America: The Collection of Phil Desind," March 1 - April 5, 1987; South Bend Regional Museum of Art: "Getting Real: 20th Century American Realism from the Philip Desind Collection," July 31 - September 11, 1994) Estimate $3,000-5,000 -Excellent original condition; we note an approximate 7/8 in. long silver surface paint drip above against wall above stairs at right, presumably not intended.

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THOMAS BACHER, (AMERICAN B. 1951), VIEWING MANHATTAN

Lot 4: THOMAS BACHER, (AMERICAN B. 1951), VIEWING MANHATTAN

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Description: THOMAS BACHER (american b. 1951) ''VIEWING MANHATTAN'' Acrylic on canvas 24 1/4 x 60 1/4 in. (61.6 x 153cm) note: Image emerges when viewed in the dark. provenance: OK Harris, New York Estimate $1,500-2,500

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FRANK WRIGHT, (AMERICAN B. 1932), THE STUDIO, 1975

Lot 5: FRANK WRIGHT, (AMERICAN B. 1932), THE STUDIO, 1975

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Description: FRANK WRIGHT (american b. 1932) ''THE STUDIO, 1975'' Signed and dated "Wright 74" bottom right, oil on canvas 28 3/4 x 36 1/2 in. (73 x 92cm) exhibited: Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. "Frank Wright: Paintings, 1968-1980," number 45; Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio, "Mainstream America: The Collection of Phil Desind," March 1 - April 5, 1987 Estimate $1,500-2,500 -Excellent original condition; not lined. -Varnish inconsistencies visible under U.V. light. .

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