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Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
3203B Boston
January 25, 2019 10:00 AMCalender

Robert Irwin (American, b. 1928) Daisetz

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 3203B Location: Boston Date / Time: January 25, 2019 10:00AM


Robert Irwin (American, b. 1928)

Signed and dated "Irwin 59" l.r., titled on an exhibition label from The Pasadena Museum affixed to the stretcher.
Oil on canvas, 66 x 66 in. (167.6 x 167.6 cm), framed.
Condition: Craquelure, drying cracks, lifting, flaking, scattered paint losses, surface grime.

Provenance: Purchased from the artist by Mitchell A. Wilder, then Director of the Chouinard Art Institute, Los Angeles; by descent to the current private collection.

Exhibitions: Recent Paintings by Robert Irwin, Ferus Gallery, Los Angeles, March 23–April 18, 1959; Fifty Paintings by Thirty-Seven Painters of the Los Angeles Area, Art Galleries, University of California, Los Angeles, March 20–April 10, 1960; Robert Irwin, The Pasadena Art Museum, July 31–August 31, 1960.

N.B. We would like to thank Marianne Stockebrand, editor, Robert Irwin Catalogue Raisonné, for her kind assistance with cataloging this work.
Estimate $20,000-30,000

The craquelure is scattered throughout, and the drying cracks are concentrated in an area at upper center. The work is actively flaking and would benefit from stabilization. The most prominent paint losses are at center right.

Framed dimensions: 66 3/4 x 66 3/4 in.

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Marianne Stockebrand, Mitchell A. Wilder, Robert Irwin Catalogue Raisonn, Los Angeles