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Lot 77: Stuart Davis American, 1892-1964 Composition with Red Polygon, 1941

Impressionist & Modern Art

by Doyle New York

01 November 2016

New York, NY, USA

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Description: Stuart Davis
American, 1892-1964
Composition with Red Polygon, 1941
Signed Stuart Davis (lr); also inscribed COMPOSITION WITH RED POLYGON STUART DAVIS on the stretcher
Oil on canvas
12 x 16 inches (30.5 x 40.6 cm)

Provenance:
[With] The Downtown Gallery, New York
Marvin Small, New York
[With] The New Gallery, New York
[With] Paul Kantor Galleries, Beverly Hills, CA
Sale: Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, American & Mexican Works, May 18, 1960, lot 57

Exhibited:
New York, The Downtown Gallery, Stuart Davis: Recent Paintings: Oil and Watercolor, Apr. 25 - May 12, 1934, no. 4
New York, The Museum of Modern Art, 1945
Literature:
Lowery Stokes Sims, Stuart Davis, New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1991, pp. 86-87, illus.
Ani Boyajian and Mark Rutkoski, eds., Stuart Davis: A Catalogue Raisonne, vol. 3, New York: Yale University Press, 2007, p. 266, no. 1588, illus.


C The Eileen & Herbert C. Bernard Collection

Condition Report: Not lined; Light surface grime. Some areas of restoration fluoresce: above and below the red polygon; next to the small black circle at upper center. Vertical striations of inpaint, especially in the upper left quadrant, fluoresce under UV exam. Fine craquelure in the beige background with scattered tiny areas of lifting paint. Frame rubbing. Minuscule touches of white near lower edge.


Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Doyle New York shall have no responsibility for any error or omission. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging.

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