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    Sale 2185

    Christie's Interiors

    30 June - 1 July 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 187

    Mark Tobey (American, 1890-1976)

    Untitled

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Mark Tobey (American, 1890-1976)
    Untitled
    signed and dated 'Tobey 67' (lower right)
    monotype and gouache on paper
    22 x 13 in. (55.9 x 33 cm.)
    Executed in 1967.


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    The present lot and lots 188, 199 and 200 were acquired by the sculptor and art collector Eliza Miller and her companion Janet de Coux, also a sculptor, in the early 1970's in Switzerland when they visited the artist. Tobey was a cousin of Janet's mother, but the two had not met before. Correspondence between Janet and Mark Tobey is kept in the Archives of American Art at the Smithsonian Institution.

    Achim Moeller has kindly confirmed the authenticity of this work and that it is included in the archives of The Mark Tobey Project.

    Provenance

    The artist.
    Acquired from the above by his niece Janet de Coux and Eliza Miller in the 1970's.
    By descent to the present owner.


    Saleroom Notice

    Achim Moeller has kindly confirmed the authenticity of this work and that it is included in the archives of The Mark Tobey Project.

    Please note that the correct medium in the printed catalogue should read: monotype and gouache on paper.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR
    (LOTS 187-188)


    Exhibited

    Pittsburgh, Carnegie Institute Museum of Art, Art in Residence, 17 October 1973-6 January 1974.