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Theodoros Stamos (1922-1997)
Altar
signed and dated 'T Stamos 48' (lower left); signed again, inscribed, titleed and dated again 'Theodoros Stamos N.Y.C. 1948 "Altar"' (on the reverse)
oil on masonite
48 x 36 in. (121.9 x 91.4 cm.)
Painted in 1948.
Provenance
Betty Parsons Gallery, New York
Private collection
Anon. sale; Christies, New York, 10 November 1988, lot 124
Private collection
Literature
Theodoros Stamos Works from 1945 to 1984, Zurich, 1985, pp. 70-71, no. 10.
R. Pomeroy, Stamos, New York, 1974, no. 62.
Exhibited
New York, Museum of Modern Art, The Classical Motif, 1953. Lynchburg, Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Department of Art, April-June 1957.
Washington D.C., Corcoran Gallery of Art, A Selection of Twelve Years, December 1958-March 1959.
New York, Whitney Musuem of American Art; Ithaca, The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University and Tokyo, The Seibu Museum of Art, Abstract Expressionsim: The Formative Years, March-July 1978.

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