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Felix Kelly (1916-1994)
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Felix Kelly (1916-1994)

Windsor Ruins, Mississippi

Details
Felix Kelly (1916-1994)
Windsor Ruins, Mississippi
signed and dated 'Felix Kelly 89' (lower right)
oil on board
22 x 28¼ in. (55.8 x 71.8 cm.)
Literature
D. Bassett, Fix: The Art and Life of Felix Kelly, Auckland, 2006, pp. 196-197, illustrated.
Special Notice

Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.

Lot Essay

'For every painting of a derelict engine or paddle-steamer there are several where they are up and running. Captain Shreve's snag boat, funnels ablaze, goes about its business along the banks of the Mississippi tributary, the Red River, where the town of his name was to be built. Paddle-steamers, like water-borne cities, glitter down the vast waterway or slide by ruined estates. With sparks flaring, funnels (ornately topped like classical capitals) converse with ruined columns of the Windsor Plantation on slopes of the Mississippi River.
A simpler contrast (humble function versus bygone glory) is found in the late painting, Windsor Ruins, Mississippi (1989).' (D. Bassett, Fix: The Art and Life of Felix Kelly, Auckland, 2006, p. 196).
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