09-21-2018 09-21-2018
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Skinner Auctions Boston MA
3140B Boston
September 21, 2018 10:00 AMCalender

Joby Baker (Canadian/American, b. 1934) Dory and Georgia, Morning Star/Evening Star

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 3140B Location: Boston Date / Time: September 21, 2018 10:00AM


Joby Baker (Canadian/American, b. 1934)

Dory and Georgia, Morning Star/Evening Star
Incised signature "Baker" l.r., inscribed "GEORGIA O'KEEFE [sic] + DORY PREVIN/ABAQUE N.M." on the back of the frame.
Oil on canvasboard, 13 3/4 x 10 7/8 in. (34.8 x 27.5 cm), framed.
Condition: Scattered small paint losses near edges, surface grime.

Provenance: Collection of Dory Previn, Massachusetts.

N.B. Upon learning that Dory Previn had written a song entitled Morning Star/Evening Star, Georgia O'Keeffe was struck by the similarity to her "Morning Star" and "Evening Star" watercolor series. Baler and Previn ultimately went to visit O'Keeffe and spent the day with her. Baker reports that he brought an old hand-held camera, similar to one that O'Keeffe's husband, Alfred Stieglitz, had used, and took a picture of Previn and O'Keeffe. Baker painted this work based on the photograph he took that day, atypically using a palette knife to capture the quality of the original photograph.
Estimate $1,500-2,000

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