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    Sale 2058

    Important American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture

    4 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 3

    Oscar Bluemner (1867-1938)

    Study for "Approaching Black"

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Oscar Bluemner (1867-1938)
    Study for "Approaching Black"
    watercolor and gouache on paper
    4¼ x 5¾ in. (10.8 x 14.6 cm.)
    Executed in 1932.


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    Provenance

    The artist.
    Estate of the above.
    Private collection, New York.
    Barbara Mathes Gallery, New York.
    Private collection, New York.
    Acquired by the present owner from the above, 2005.


    Literature

    J.R. Hayes, Bluemner on Paper, exhibition catalogue, New York, 2005, pp. 13, 46, no. 26, illustrated.


    Exhibited

    New York, Barbara Mathes Gallery, Oscar Bluemner: American Modernist, April 12-June 6, 1997.
    New York, Barbara Mathes Gallery, Bluemner on Paper, October 27, 2005-January 28, 2006, no. 26.