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January 26, 2018 10:00 AMCalender

Les Levine (American, b. 1935) Les Levine's Greatest Hits: "Dream" Dinah Washington, Yellow Ochre

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Auction: American & European Works of Art - 3072BLocation: BostonDate / Time: January 26, 2018 10:00AM


Les Levine (American, b. 1935)

Les Levine's Greatest Hits: "Dream" Dinah Washington, Yellow Ochre
. Signed and dated "Les Levine 74" l.r., with labels from Bill Maynes Gallery, New York, Marisa Del Re Gallery, New York, and Avanti Galleries, New York, affixed to the frame backing. Raw dry pigment on paper and chromogenic prints, 48 x 50 in., framed. Condition: Rippling, color shifting to photographs, not examined out of frame.

Provenance: Estate of Richard E. Anderson, New York/Redding, Connecticut.

Exhibitions: Stefanotty Gallery, New York, 1974; Galerie Gerald Piltzer, Paris, 1974.

N.B. Les Levine made this work by applying pigment to the soles of his feet and dancing on the sheet of paper to the song "Dream" by Dinah Washington. The photographs were made by an automatic camera that recorded the activity. We wish to thank the artist for his kind assistance cataloging the lot and for providing the title of the work.
Estimate $600-800

Framed dimensions: 48 3/4 x 50 1/2 in.

Because of the size and delicate nature of the work, it has not been examined out of the frame. The rippling is most evident along the left and right edges and at upper center. There are areas of flaking and small paint losses near the center.

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Dinah Washington, Gerald Piltzer, Richard E. Anderson, Paris, Avanti