6 June 2008
Robert Adams (1917-1984)
Screen (Opus 312a)
48 in. (122 cm.) high
Conceived in 1969.
and a preparatory drawing for the present work by the same hand, included in this lot.
and a preparatory drawing for the present work by the same hand, signed 'R Adams' (lower left), dated '1969' (lower right) (2)
with Gimpel Fils, London, May 1970.
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A. Grieve, The Sculpture of Robert Adams, London, 1992, p. 228, no. 571, illustrated.
The present work was commissioned through Gimpel Fils, the artist's agent, by Dr. Straus in 1969. It was purchased from Gimpel Fils in 1970 for $1,800. The artist also gave Dr. Straus his preparatory drawing which is included with this lot.
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Please note that the present lot is signed and dated 'Adams 1969' (lower right).
Property from the Estate of Dr. Gerhard Straus
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