2 December 2009
Fairfield Porter (1907-1975)
Molly and Walter Bareiss
signed and dated 'Fairfield Porter 1959' (upper right)
oil on canvas
45¾ x 45¾ in. (116.2 x 116.2 cm.)
[With]Tibor de Nagy, New York.
The Molly and Walter Bareiss Collection, Greenwich, Connecticut.
Estate of the above.
[With]Alexandre Fine Art, Inc., New York.
Acquired by the present owner from the above, 2007.
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J. Ludman, Fairfield Porter: A Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings, Watercolors and Pastels, New York, 2001, p. 163, no. L270, illustrated.
Walter Bareiss, who amassed a vast collection of contemporary and African art, was at one time a trustee of New York's Museum of Modern Art and briefly an interim director of that museum.
We would like to thank Joan Ludman for her assistance in cataloguing this lot.
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