• Important American Paintings,  auction at Christies

    Sale 2225

    Important American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture

    2 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 22

    Fairfield Porter (1907-1975)

    Molly and Walter Bareiss

    Price Realised  

    Fairfield Porter (1907-1975)
    Molly and Walter Bareiss
    signed and dated 'Fairfield Porter 1959' (upper right)
    oil on canvas
    45¾ x 45¾ in. (116.2 x 116.2 cm.)


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    Walter Bareiss, who amassed a vast collection of contemporary and African art, was at one time a trustee of New York's Museum of Modern Art and briefly an interim director of that museum.

    We would like to thank Joan Ludman for her assistance in cataloguing this lot.

    Provenance

    The artist.
    [With]Tibor de Nagy, New York.
    The Molly and Walter Bareiss Collection, Greenwich, Connecticut.
    Estate of the above.
    [With]Alexandre Fine Art, Inc., New York.
    Acquired by the present owner from the above, 2007.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the G.U.C. Collection, Chicago, Illinois


    Literature

    J. Ludman, Fairfield Porter: A Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings, Watercolors and Pastels, New York, 2001, p. 163, no. L270, illustrated.