STUART DAVIS (1892-1964)
STUART DAVIS (1892-1964)
STUART DAVIS (1892-1964)
STUART DAVIS (1892-1964)
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STUART DAVIS (1892-1964)

Scale Study #1 for 'Allée'

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STUART DAVIS (1892-1964)
Scale Study #1 for 'Allée'
signed 'Stuart Davis' (lower left)—signed again (lower right)—signed again, inscribed with title and 'Drake U. -Main Dining Hall/Des Moines, Iowa' (on a piece of the original backing)
gouache on photostat
image, 8 1⁄4 x 35 in. (20.9 x 88.9 cm.);
overall, 10 1⁄2 x 37 in. (26.7 x 93.9 cm.)
Executed in 1955.
Provenance
The artist.
The Downtown Gallery, New York.
Allen Sirotto, 1958.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur R. Freeman, New York, by 1971.
Sotheby's, New York, 4 December 1986, lot 298.
Hirschl & Adler Galleries, Inc., New York.
Private collection, Miami Beach, Florida, acquired from the above, 1987.
Christie's, New York, 29 November 2007, lot 126, sold by the above.
Michael Altman Fine Art, New York.
Acquired by the present owner from the above, 2019.
Literature
The Artist's Calendar, January 1-3, 1955.
The Artist's Account Book III, pp. 264-65, no. 125.
A. Boyajian and M. Rutkowski, eds., Stuart Davis: A Catalogue Raisonné, vol. II, New Haven, Connecticut, 2007, p. 683, no. 1292, illustrated.
Exhibited
Minneapolis, Minnesota, Walker Art Center; Des Moines, Iowa, Des Moines Art Center; San Francisco, California, San Francisco Museum of Art; New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, Stuart Davis, March 30-November 17, 1957, no. 42.
Sarasota, Florida, Sarasota Art Association, American Art from The Downtown Gallery, April 25-May 15, 1958, no. 1.

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