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Lot 89: KNUD MERRILD | Volcanic Isles of Escape
20 October 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: oil on Masonite
Oil on Masonite. SURFACE: in good condition, generally; surface is very shiny--enamel-like; just under the surface--there is a network in crackle pattern only in the background; work is surrounded by a textured 'mat', about 1 1/2 inches wide, which the artist has glued onto the edges of the Masonite. Under UV: There are scattered spots of inpainting along the edges.
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Alexander M. Bing, by 1948 (acquired from the artist)
Acquired from the above as a gift, 1951
Dimensions: image: 18 1/4 by 14 3/8 inches (46.4 by 36.6 cm)
Los Angeles, American Contemporary Gallery, Initial Exhibition of Kinetic Painting—Flux Technique, 1944
Beverly Hills, Modern Institute of Art, Knud Merrild: Twenty Five Year Retrospective, 1948
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1949 California Centennial Exhibition of Art, Artists of California, 1949
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Knud Merrild, 1894–1955: A Retrospective Exhibition, 1965, no. 65
Literature: Art Institute of Chicago, Paintings in the Art Institute: A Catalogue of the Picture Collection, 1961, p. 310
Medium: oil on Masonite