Lot 3: STUART DAVIS | Configuration with Texture
20 October 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: black ink over traces of pencil on paper
Black ink over traces of pencil on paper. Hinged by two pieces of white, archival cloth tape at upper corners. Recto: In generally good condtion aside from a small loss to the lower right edge, faint handling creases, scattered handling marks, faint mat stain to the edges, a stain at the lower right corner (could be inherent), 1 pinhole at upper right corner, and overall darkening of the sheet. Verso: a few scattered water marks at upper center and a few dots of foxing.
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Estate of the artist
Grace Borgenicht Gallery, New York
Waddington Galleries, London, after 1979
Rosa Esman Gallery, New York
Kay Hillman, New York, 1990
Judith Rothschild, New York, 1990
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1994
Dimensions: 11 7/8 by 16 inches
Houston Museum of Fine Art, Stuart Davis: Drawings and Prints, 1979, no. 23, as Untitled
Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art; Philadelphia Museum of Art; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Encounters with Modern Art: Works from the Rothschild Family Collection, 1996-1998, no. 13, pp. 138-9, illustrated, as Untitled
Literature: A. Boyajian and M. Rutkoski, Stuart Davis: A Catalogue Raisonné, Vol. II, New Haven, Connecticut, 2007, no. 543, p. 256, illustrated
Medium: black ink over traces of pencil on paper