• Post-War & Contemporary Mornin auction at Christies

    Sale 2220

    Post-War & Contemporary Morning Session

    11 November 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 177

    Morris Graves (1910-2001)

    Morris Graves (1910-2001)

    Price Realised  

    Morris Graves (1910-2001)
    Drawing for an "Inner Eye" Bird (in the Collection of Madame Dussone)
    signed and titled 'Drawing for an "Inner Eye" Bird (in the Collection of Madame Dussone) M. Graves' (lower edge)
    graphite on paper
    20 x 14¾ in. (50.8 x 37.5 cm.)
    Executed circa 1950.

    Little Bird
    signed and dated 'M. Graves '38' (lower right)
    ink and graphite on paper
    12½ x 12½ in. (31.8 x 31.1 cm.)
    Painted in 1938.

    Exhibited
    Los Angeles, The Museum of Contemporary Art; Houston, The Menil Collection; New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; Tokyo, Art Tower Mito Contemporary Art Center, Rolywholyover A Circus, September 1993-June 1995.


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    Contact the department

    Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Collection of John Cage and Merce Cunningham, Sold to Benefit the Merce Cunningham Trust