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    Sale 2049

    Post-War & Contemporary Art Morning Session

    13 November 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 255

    Alice Neel (1900-1984)

    Untitled

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    Alice Neel (1900-1984)
    Untitled
    signed and dated 'Neel 78' (lower right); signed again, inscribed and dated again 'Geoffrey Holder with love, Alice Neel '83' (on the reverse)
    oil on masonite
    29 x 19 in. (73.7 x 73.6 cm.)
    Painted in 1978.


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    "I really live out my front room windows, which face up Broadway from 107th street. Its like having a street in your living room... Since I've always been claustrophobic it is a great escape for me not to feel shut up in a room....." (Alice Neel quoted in P. Allara, Pictures of People: Alice Neel's American Portrait Gallery, Waltham, 1998, p. 159).

    Provenance

    Geoffrey Holder, New York
    DC Moore Gallery, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE AMERICAN COLLECTOR