05-21-2010 05-22-2010
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2507 Boston
May 21, 2010 12:00 PMCalender
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American School, 20th Century Hostages

$326$275
Auction: American & European Works of Art - 2507 Location: Boston Date / Time: May 21, 2010 12:00PM

Description:

American School, 20th Century

Hostages
Unsigned.
Acrylic and screenprint on shaped canvas, 45 1/2 x 52 3/4 in. (115.6 x 134.0 cm), framed.
Condition: Good.
Estimate $400-600

Mild surface grime and dust.

The painting, which has 52 images of hostages, may relate to the hostage crisis in Iran, where 66 U.S. Embassy employees were taken captive when Iranian militants seized the U.S. Embassy in Tehran on Nov. 4, 1979. Of the 66 who were taken hostage, 13 were released on Nov. 19 and 20, 1979; one was released on July 11, 1980, the remaining 52 were released on Jan. 20, 1981.

Keywords

American School, U.S. Embassy, U.S. Embassy in Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran