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Property from the Collection of John Cage and Merce Cunningham, Sold to Benefit the Merce Cunningham Trust
Morris Graves (1910-2001)

Bird on Rock

Morris Graves (1910-2001)
Bird on Rock
signed with initial, inscribed and dated 'Dear Xenia + John Rock -- aug. 1, 43 AFFECTIONATELY M.' (Upper and lower edge)
gouache and ink on paper
26¾ x 30½ in. (68 x 77.5 cm.)
Painted in 1943.
Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner
Washington, D.C., The Philips Collection; Greenville, Greenville County Museum of Art; New York, Whitney Museum of Art; Oakland, The Oakland Museum; Seattle, Seattle Art Museum; San Diego, San Diego Museum of Art, Morris Graves: Vision of the Inner Eye, April 1983-September 1984, n.p. no. 48 (illustrated)
Los Angeles, The Museum of Contemporary Art; Houston, The Menil Collection; New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; Tokyo, Art Tower Mito Contemporary Art Center, Rolywholyover A Circus, September 1993-June 1995.

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