Mar 13, 2024 11:00 EST

20th Century Abstraction / Latin American Art

 
Lot 33
 

33

Elaine de Kooning

Estate / Collection: Property from the Estate of Elinor Ellsworth

American, 1918-1989
Desert and Sea (Cave #15), 1984
Signed and dated E de K '84 (lr), signed and dated E de K 1984 and inscribed Prehistoric Cave Series and as titled on the backing
Acrylic on paper, mounted to linen
29 3/4 x 38 1/2 inches (75.5 x 97.8 cm)

Provenance:
Acquired from the artist, private collection, New York
Thence by descent in the family

Exhibited:
Vered International Art Gallery, East Hampton, Elaine de Kooning: Cave Paintings, Aug. 11 - 30, 1984

Framed dimensions: 31 3/4 x 40 5/8 x 2 inches

Estimated at $80,000 - $120,000

 

Estate / Collection: Property from the Estate of Elinor Ellsworth

American, 1918-1989
Desert and Sea (Cave #15), 1984
Signed and dated E de K '84 (lr), signed and dated E de K 1984 and inscribed Prehistoric Cave Series and as titled on the backing
Acrylic on paper, mounted to linen
29 3/4 x 38 1/2 inches (75.5 x 97.8 cm)

Provenance:
Acquired from the artist, private collection, New York
Thence by descent in the family

Exhibited:
Vered International Art Gallery, East Hampton, Elaine de Kooning: Cave Paintings, Aug. 11 - 30, 1984

Framed dimensions: 31 3/4 x 40 5/8 x 2 inches

Sheet is laid to a linen backing. A backing board has been used to further stabilize the piece, and retains the artist's inscriptions as noted. Sheet remains firmly attached to linen. Two pinhead-sized punctures at upper left within blue pigment. No evidence of restoration under UV inspection.

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Auction: 20th Century Abstraction / Latin American Art, Mar 13, 2024

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NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle presented an auction of 20th Century Abstraction on March 13, 2024. The sale showcased abstract art spanning the 1940s through the end of the century and will include paintings, drawings, sculpture and prints. From the American Abstract Expressionists, as well as several prototypical artists that predated them, the auction documented the global evolution of abstraction within and beyond the fabled New York School; including Color Field artists, hard-edge abstraction, CoBrA Group and much more.

 

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