15 November 2012
Alfonso Ossorio (1901-1985)
Touch and Go
oil, sand, stones, glass, bone, shells, plastic, feathers, leather, fabric, metal, rope and nails on masonite in artist's frame
48½ x 72½ in. (123.1 x 184.1 cm.)
Executed in 1961.
Betty Parsons Gallery, New York
Dwight Ripley, Greenport, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner
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B. H. Friedman, Alfonso Ossorio, New York, nos. 43 and 114 (illustrated).
New York, Betty Parsons Gallery, February-March 1961.
Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.
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