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Modern + Design Auction | April 11, 2024

Thu, Apr 11, 2024 10:00AM EDT
Lot 537

Amedee Ozenfant

Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$100 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $200
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000

(New York/French, 1886-1966) 

Ships at Port, 1947, signed lower right "Ozenfant ", inscribed verso canvas "KG/47", oil on canvas, 39-3/4 x 32-1/2 in.; black frame floated within a parcel gilt wood frame, overall 44 x 36-3/4 x 2-3/8 in.

Provenance: M. Knoedler Gallery, New York; Private Collection, United Kingdom; Trinity House, London, No. 4832; Private Nashville Collection

Note: Ozenfant and Le Courbusier were the main proponents of a movement they would call Purism.  Between 1918 through 1925, they sought to influence art and architecture away from Cubism and the fractured interpretation of objects and to use simplified forms. Fernand Leger was another proponent of Purism. After this period Ozenfant toured and taught throughout the United States, In 1947, Ozenfant was a visiting summertime teacher at Black Mountain College, Black Mountain, North Carolina.

Condition

original stretcher and tacking edge, some points of flaking at right side, abrasions at edges, some retouch in sky between masts; frame with abrasions

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M. Knoedler Gallery, New York; Private Collection, United Kingdom; Trinity House, London, No. 4832; Private Nashville Collection

4/9 Change to condition: some retouch in sky between masts