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Constantin Alajalov (1900 - 1987)

Lot 600: Constantine Alajalov: Cover Study c.1930s Color on Paper

Zikorn Arts

December 30, 2019
New York, NY, US

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Description

Constantine Alajalov (American, 1924-1987) as Humorous Emulation to Matisse, c.1930s (Attributed).
Fluid Female figure with Matissesque wallpaper in the background, suggesting the study for illustration or magazine cover, signed with initials.
Signed C.A. on a lower right of the composition.
From the estate of Theodore (Teddy) Sommer (1924-2017), American jazz percussionist and vibraphonist.
Constantin Alajalov (American, 1900-1987), a portrait painter, illustrator and cartoonist, was born Russia. Famous to several generations of The New Yorker, The Saturday Evening Post, Vogue and other publications readers with his droll cartoons and covers. Immigrated to the United States in 1923. Lived in New York and Southampton, was a sports cartoonist for The New York Evening Post in the 1930s, taught drawing and modern art painted murals for the Sherry-Netherland Hotel and the liner America and illustrated many books. His works are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Brooklyn Museum and other institutions.
Dimensions: 16 x 12 inches.

Artist or Maker

Constantin Alajalov (American, 1900-1987)

Medium

Gouache on paper

Date

1930s

Condition Report

Image is in excellent condition, no discoloration, on the lower right 3x1-inch light stain. Please refer to photos or request additional info. The absence or brevity of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of ageing. Condition requests obtained via email or by phone. Any condition statement given as a courtesy to a client is only an opinion and not to be treated as a statement of fact. Zikorn AH shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

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