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Grace Hartigan (b. 1922)
Clark's Cove
signed and dated 'Hartigan '62' (lower right); signed again, titled and dated again '"CLARK'S COVE" Hartigan '62' (on the stretcher)
oil on canvas
63½ x 71½ in. (161.2 x 181.6 cm.)
Painted in 1962.
Martha Jackson Gallery, New York
ACA Gallery, New York
Private collection, 1992
Anon. sale; Sotheby's, New York, 16 May 2007, lot 248
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner
New York, Julian Weissman Fine Art, Grace Hartigan: A Memorial Exhibition, March-April 2009.

Lot Essay

In the late 1950s and early 1960s Grace Hartigan did a pivotal series of highly colorful paintings that celebrated lyricism in nature. Clarks Cove near Rockland, Maine was a favorite summer retreat for Grace Hartigan and her new husband, Wynston Price and served as the inspiration for this marvelous painting. According to her biographer Robert S. Mattison, "Hartigan believed Clark's Cove 1962 to be one of her most important paintings from this period."

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