Sale 07PT02 | Lot 128

David Park

Catalogue: Modern & Contemporary and European Art
David Park

Lot Details

Lot 128
David Park
American, 1911-1960
Canoe, 1957
Signed Park and dated '57 (ll)
Oil on canvas
36 1/4 x 51 1/2 inches (92 x 130.8 cm)

The artist
Staempfli Gallery, Inc., New York
Gaston de Havenon, New York
Private Collection

Staempfli Gallery, New York, David Park Recent Paintings, September 30 - October 17, 1959 (Inaugural Exhibition)

Canoe was shown at Staempfli Gallery in 1959. Also included in the exhibition was a work from 1958 entitled Green Canoe, lent by Mr. and Mrs. Roy Neuberger. Though Green Canoe is similar in theme, another painting titled Canoe, owned by the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, is more closely related. In both paintings Park rendered two figures in a canoe, facing the viewer, oars at rest. Although the closer figure in the painting of comparison is female, and the palette more subdued, we see in both works the artist developing variants on a single theme.

Estimate: $600,000 - $900,000
Sold for $1,801,000 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

The painting has an eight-point star crack that has been in-painted. The cracks measure, in inches; 5.5, 4, 7, 5, 5, 7.5, 5, and 18. The cracks are filled and in-painted. A 1/4 inch loss at lower right edge. Two cracks 5.5 and 3.5 inches long at far right center. A 14 inch hairline crack at bottom center to center. A 20 inch hairline crack at lower right, vertical. A horizontal hairline crack, 7 inches, at upper left center. Wax is present along the back of the canvas where the star shaped cracks occured. A conservation report is on file for the treatment to the in-painted area.

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Estimate: $600,000 - $900,000
Sold for $1,801,000 (includes buyer's premium)

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Modern & Contemporary and European Art

Wed, Nov 07, 2007 at 11am EST
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