Lot 410: THOMAS HART BENTON Running Horses.
03 November 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
THOMAS HART BENTON
Lithograph, 1955. 316x421 mm; 12 1/2x16 5/8 inches, full margins. Edition of 75 (from an intended edition of 100). Signed in pencil, lower right. Published by Associated American Artists, New York. A superb, dark and richly-inked impression of this very scarce lithograph.
Benton (1889-1975) used the imagery of horses running with a steam train--horsepower against man-made power, the old versus the new--in two lithographs, this work and The Race, 1942 (Fath 56), see the preceding lot, as well as in several paintings. Fath 78.