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Morris Graves (1910 - 2001)

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


October 10, 2007
New York, NY, US

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


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


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


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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