• American Paintings  auction at Christies

    Sale 2199

    American Paintings

    29 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 37

    Karl Knaths (1891-1971)

    Pineapple

    Price Realised  

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    Karl Knaths (1891-1971)
    Pineapple
    signed 'Karl Knaths' (lower right)--signed again, dated 'P-Town 1951' and inscribed with title (on the upper stretcher bar)
    oil on canvas
    36 x 27¼ in. (91.4 x 69.2 cm.)


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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

    A. Lerner, The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, New York, 1974, p. 383, no. 535, illustrated.


    Exhibited

    New York, Paul Rosenberg & Co., Recent Paintings by Karl Knaths, November 5-24, 1951, no. 10.
    Waltham, Massachusetts, Brandeis University, Three Collections, June 1-17, 1955, no. 21.
    Duluth, Montana, University of Montana, Tweed Gallery, Collector's Choice, April 1-30, 1956.
    Ottawa, Canada, National Gallery of Canada, and elsewhere, Some American Paintings from the Collection of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, January 10-31, 1957, no. 38.
    New York, Paul Rosenberg & Co., Karl Knaths Memorial Exhibition, January 18-February 19, 1972, no. 19.
    Washington, D.C., Smithsonian Institution, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Inaugural Exhibition, October 1, 1974-September 15, 1975.