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2977B Boston
January 27, 2017 12:00 PMCalender

Philip Guston (American, 1913-1980) Curtain

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 2977B Location: Boston Date / Time: January 27, 2017 12:00PM


Philip Guston (American, 1913-1980)

Curtain, 1979-80, edition of 50 plus proofs, published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles (NGA/Gemini, 21.2). Signed and dated "Philip Guston '80" in pencil l.r., titled and numbered "...36/50" in pencil l.l., publisher's and copyright dry stamps l.r., identified on a label from the Obelisk Gallery, Boston, affixed to the backing. Lithograph on heavy gray paper, image size 29 1/4 x 40 1/4 in. (74.2 x 102.1 cm), framed.
Condition: Deckled edges, gentle rippling, floated within the frame, not examined out of frame.

Provenance: The estate of Joan Sonnabend, Boston, Massachusetts.
Estimate $5,000-7,000

Sheet measures 31 x 40 1/2 in. (78.8 x 102.9 cm). Due to scale, the work cannot be examined out of frame without risking damage. However, the sheet is floated in the frame so all edges are visible. Sheet is hinged at upper corners. No additional issues to report.

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Joan Sonnabend, Los Angeles