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Morris Graves (1910 - 2001)

Lot 46: Morris Graves 1910-2001 , Incomplete "Bird in the Spirit" gouache on brown paper

Sotheby's

October 10, 2007
New York, NY, US

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Description

signed M. Graves and dated 43 , l.r., titled, l.l. gouache on brown paper

Dimensions

measurements sheet: 24 1/4 by 30 in. alternate measurements 61.5 by 76.2 cm.

Provenance

Charles and Miriam Lindstrom, San Francisco, acquired from the artist courtesy of Betty Bayley Willis
By descent from the above to the present owner

Notes

The word Incomplete in the title refers to the fact that Graves considered this work as an earlier version of the completed work of the same title and year, now in the collection of the Metropolitain Museum of Art. This work will be accompanied by photocopies of letters from Betty Bayley Willis and previous owners Charles and Miriam Lindstrom referring to it and to Morris Graves.

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