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The Downtown Gallery, New York.
Acquired by the present owner from the above, 1960.
Christie's is pleased to offer works from the Estate of Irving Brown (lots 40-46)
Irving Brown was part of an early generation of individuals who helped to collect and define modern art in the United States. With a particular enthusiasm for works on paper, he focused his collecting on artists of the Stieglitz circle, scouring New York for rare finds amongst leading collectors such as Dorothy Miller and dealers such as Edith Halpert. During a lifetime of passionate collecting, Irving Brown assembled a selective collection reflecting his unique taste and commitment to American Modernism.
M.A. Guitar, "Close-up of the Artist--Stuart Davis," Famous Artists Magazine, vol. 10, no. 4, Summer 1962, p. 23, illustrated.
L.S. Sims, Stuart Davis, American Painter, exhibition catalogue, New York, 1991, pp. 83-4, fig. 66, illustrated.
M. Owen, Modernism: An American View, exhibition catalogue, New York, 1994, no. 25, illustrated.
New York, New School for Social Research, 30 Years of Art at The New School: A Retrospective Show by Art Faculty Members, March 21-April 9, 1960.
Des Moines, Iowa, Des Moines Art Center, Six Decades of American Painting of the Twentieth Century, February 10-March 12, 1961, no. 68.
New York, Owen Gallery, Modernism: An American View, May 3-June 11, 1994, no. 25.