• Important American Paintings,  auction at Christies

    Sale 2225

    Important American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture

    2 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 9

    Joseph Stella (1877-1946)

    Green Apple

    Price Realised  

    Joseph Stella (1877-1946)
    Green Apple
    signed 'Joseph Stella' (lower right)--signed again 'Painting/by Joseph Stella' (on the reverse)
    oil on canvas
    30¼ x 21½ in. (76.8 x 54.6 cm.)
    Painted circa 1930.


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    Provenance

    The artist.
    Estate of the above.
    Nephew of the artist.
    Private collection, New York, acquired from the above.


    Literature

    J.I.H. Baur, Joseph Stella, exhibition catalogue, New York, 1963, p. 49, no. 28.
    I.B. Jaffe, Joseph Stella: An Analysis and Interpretation of His Art, Ph.D. dissertation, Columbia University, 1966, n.p., illustrated.
    I.B. Jaffe, Joseph Stella, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1970, p. 202, no. 164.
    J.I.H. Baur, Joseph Stella, New York, 1971, n.p., no. 89, illustrated.


    Exhibited

    New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, Joseph Stella, October 22-December 4, 1963.