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    Sale 2171

    Important American Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture

    20 May 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 102

    Robert F. Kuhn (1920-2007)

    Reprieve from the Heat

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Robert F. Kuhn (1920-2007)
    Reprieve from the Heat
    signed 'Kuhn' (lower left)
    acrylic on masonite
    18 x 36 in. (45.7 x 91.4 cm.)


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    "One species generates more excitement and frantic shutter-snapping among the wildlife worshippers than any other. And that's the leopard. Maybe it's the fact that leopards are loners, night-stalkers who retreat to dark, shadowy places during the day. Maybe it's their amazing resiliency; how they can survive in a savage world of lions and hyenas and the like. Or perhaps we love the leopard simply because it's the most elegantly fashioned creature on earth--especially when reposed on a gnarly limb in the heat of an African day." (Bob Kuhn in Wild Harvest: The Animal Art of Bob Kuhn, 1997, p.61)

    Provenance

    The artist.
    Acquired by the present owner from the above.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR