• Post-War & Contemporary Mornin auction at Christies

    Sale 2220

    Post-War & Contemporary Morning Session

    11 November 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 179

    Morris Graves (1910-2001)

    Onion

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Morris Graves (1910-2001)
    Onion
    signed and dated 'Graves '73' (lower right); signed again with initials and indistinctly inscribed 'I painted this for John Cage in Curnavaca. He loved these big onions in the market + He liked to eat them I think. This painting...M.G.' (on the reverse)
    watercolor on paper
    6¾ x 9 in. (17.1 x 22.9 cm.)
    Painted in 1973.


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    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


    Exhibited

    Willard Gallery, New York, Morris Graves: Flower Paintings, October-December 1973.