Lot 582


Roger Muhl

French, 1929-2008
La Trayas en Ete
Signed Muhl (lr)
Oil on canvas
39 1/2 x 43 3 /8 inches (100 x 110 cm)

Framed 47 x 50 3/4 x 2 1/2 inches

Sold for $20,480
Estimated at $6,000 - $9,000

Includes Buyer's Premium


French, 1929-2008
La Trayas en Ete
Signed Muhl (lr)
Oil on canvas
39 1/2 x 43 3 /8 inches (100 x 110 cm)

Framed 47 x 50 3/4 x 2 1/2 inches

An impact crack at upper right in green pigment. Paint separation in area of very thick impasto, at lower right. Scattered light frame rubbing. No signs of restoration under UV inspection.

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Auction: Impressionist & Modern Art / Post-War & Contemporary Art, May 8, 2024

  • Successful Auction of Impressionist & Modern Art on May 8, 2024

  • Fairfield Porter's Wild Roses from 1961 Achieves $267,200 as Sale Total Tops $3.7 Million

  • Consignments Are Currently Being Accepted for Future Auctions

NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle’s auction of Impressionist & Modern Art on May 8, 2024 drew spirited bidding from collectors around the globe. Showcased were important European, American and Asian paintings, drawings and sculpture spanning Academic and Barbizon art through Impressionism and Post-Impressionism to Russian works and early Modernism. Offered together with Post-War & Contemporary Art, the sale total topped $3.7 million.

Fairfield Porter – Sold for $267,200
In a direct reaction to the Abstract Expressionist movement in American painting, many artists made a choice to return to representational work. Fairfield Porter (1907-1975), along with others such as Philip Guston, Grace Hartigan and Elaine DeKooning painted landscapes, still lifes and portraits. One such work is Porter’s Wild Roses from 1961, which soared over its estimate of $100,000-150,000 to achieve $267,200. Through flattening of forms and broad expressive brushstrokes, Porter used the vehicle of modernist painting styles to drive the public’s attention back towards representational art.

Other Noteworthy Results
The sale also saw strong results for works by Natalia Goncharova, John Atkinson Grimshaw, Philip Leslie Hale, George Hitchcock, Jane Peterson, Dorothea Sharp, Eugen von Blaas and Vu Cao Dam, among many others.

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