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Julien Levy, New York
Margarita Vidal Socas, New York
C & M Arts, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Master Drawings of American Post-War Art: A Private Collection
New York, Whitney Museum of American Art; New Haven, Yale University Art Gallery and Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Collections in Context: Gorky's Betrothals, October 1993-June 1994 (illustrated in color).