Sale 14PT04 | Lot 21

Adolph Gottlieb

Catalogue: Post War & Contemporary Art
Adolph Gottlieb

Lot Details

Lot 21
Adolph Gottlieb
American, 1903-1974
Composition, 1953
Signed Adolph Gottlieb and dated 1953 (lr)
Ink and wash on paper
14 1/2 x 21 3/4 inches (36.83 x 55.24 cm)

Sale: Sotheby's New York, Jan. 27, 1966, lot 16
Estate of Joseph Mazer, New York
Thence by descent to the current owner

Estimate: $12,000 - $18,000
Sold for $7,500 (includes buyer's premium)

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Additional Notes & Condition Report

Brown paper tape along the edges, recto. Also, tape at upper left, upper right, and top center on verso. The tape on verso has toned the paper, as can be seen from the front. Pinholes at corners and a 1/8" notch at lower right corner. Update as of 10/31/14: As evidenced in Sotheby's catalogue of January 27, 1966, this work is called Composition. The catalogue described the work as "watercolor and ink," and "green / yellow / black." The green and yellow watercolor has faded completely and no color is apparent, but feint traces of the forms can be seen.

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Estimate: $12,000 - $18,000
Sold for $7,500 (includes buyer's premium)

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Post War & Contemporary Art

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