JOHN GRAHAM (1881-1961)
JOHN GRAHAM (1881-1961)
JOHN GRAHAM (1881-1961)
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JOHN GRAHAM (1881-1961)


JOHN GRAHAM (1881-1961)
Graham, J.
signed and dated 'Graham 31' (upper left)—signed again (on the stretcher)—signed again (on the reverse prior to lining)
oil on canvas
15 x 18 1/8 in. (38.1 x 46 cm.)
Painted in 1931.
The artist.
Julian Levy, New York.
Private collection, New York.
Richard York Gallery, New York, by 1988.
Françoise and Harvey Rambach, New York, 1989.
Gerald Peters Gallery, New York.
Julie Cline Fine Art Services, Newport Beach, California.
Acquired by the present owner from the above, 1999.
Richard York Gallery, An American Gallery, vol. IV, New York, 1988, no. 22, illustrated.
Roslyn Harbor, New York, Nassau County Museum of Art, American Vanguards, January 21-April 28, 1996, pp. 48, 90, illustrated.
New York, Gerald Peters Gallery, American Modernism: The Françoise and Harvey Rambach Collection, September 30-November 20, 1999, pp. 135, 280-81, illustrated.

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Lot Essay

Depicting one of the artist's favorite subjects—the egg—the present work is a striking example of John Graham's experimentation with texture within his abstracted still lifes. "About 1930 Graham began to experiment with the inclusion of other media. He mixed sand with oil paint, for example, and this Abstraction is one of the first of these works." (Richard York Gallery, An American Gallery, vol. IV, New York, 1988)

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