• American Paintings  auction at Christies

    Sale 2199

    American Paintings

    29 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 18

    Karl Knaths (1891-1971)

    Bar Room

    Price Realised  

    Karl Knaths (1891-1971)
    Bar Room
    signed 'Karl Knaths' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    40¼ x 40½ in. (102.2 x 102.9 cm.)
    Painted in 1944.


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    Provenance

    Paul Rosenberg & Co., New York.
    Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, acquired from the above, 1952.
    Gift to the present owner from the above, 1966.


    Pre-Lot Text

    SOLD BY THE ORDER OF THE TRUSTEES OF THE HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN TO BENEFIT ITS ACQUISITIONS PROGRAM


    Literature

    M. Riley, "Karl Knaths Comes Out of the Blue," Art Digest, April 1, 1945, p. 58, no. 13.


    Exhibited

    New York, New Art Circle, New Work by Karl Knaths, March-April 1945.
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Carnegie Institute, Painting in the United States, 1945, October 11-December 9, 1945.
    Bloomington, Indiana, Indiana University, September 1946.
    San Francisco, California, M.H. De Young Memorial Museum, December 1946.
    Greenwich, Connecticut, Greenwich Library, October 15-November 30, 1957.
    New York, Paul Rosenberg & Co., Karl Knaths: Retrospective Loan Exhibition of Paintings, 1942-1962, December 4, 1962-January 5, 1963, no. 1.