STEVAN DOHANOS (1907-1994)
STEVAN DOHANOS (1907-1994)
STEVAN DOHANOS (1907-1994)
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STEVAN DOHANOS (1907-1994)

Frozen Laundry

STEVAN DOHANOS (1907-1994)
Dohanos, S.
Frozen Laundry
signed 'Stevan Dohanos' (lower left)
oil on masonite
43 ¾ x 33 7/8 in. (111.1 x 86 cm.)
Corporate collection, Hometown, Pennsylvania.
Acquired by the present owner from the above, circa 2000.
Saturday Evening Post, March 8, 1952, cover illustration.

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Lot Essay

The present work was illustrated on the cover of the March 8, 1952 edition of the Saturday Evening Post.

The Post writes, "When Stevan Dohanos was a little boy he was sometimes granted the chore of going out to the clothesline in winter and bringing in the stiffs. This exposure finally froze one of his memory traces, which thawed out just recently and ejected this cover. Life doesn't seem to change much basically as the years wheel by; although Steve is a big boy now, assumedly better able to defend himself, he still gets sent out in the wintry blasts to harvest garments from the clothesline. When Dohanos tried to locate a set of red-flannel lingerie to pose for him, all he could find was newfangled two-piecers until he recalled that his father is an unreconstructed union-suit man. Thus we present Mr. Andrew Dohanos, of Lorain, Ohio—in part." (Saturday Evening Post, March 8, 1952, p. 3)

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