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Premier Auction - Session II - September 16, 2023

Sat, Sep 16, 2023 09:00AM EDT
Lot 987

Dwight Mackintosh

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500

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

(California, 1906-1999)

Untitled, two figures, not apparently signed, marker and paint on paper, 17-7/8 x 23 in.; gallery frame, 26-3/4 x 31-3/4 in.

Provenance: Ricco/Maresca Gallery, New York (label verso); Private Collection, Maryland

Note: "Identified by the well-known art historian John MacGregor as a great American Outsider Artist, Dwight Mackintosh began making artwork late in life and after spending over fifty-five years in institutions. Mackintosh lost little time in making up for the late start, and generated multitudes of drawings, paintings, prints and ceramics during his career at the Creative Growth Art Center in Oakland, CA. His work is characterized by repetitive flowing text and "x-ray" views of loosely drawn, yet tightly composed male figures; his work also includes trains, buses, angels, and an idiosyncratic documentation illustrating 'before and after' views of tonsillectomy surgery. Mackintosh's work has been exhibited internationally and most recently at Collection abcd, Paris and Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York." - Creative Growth Art Center, Oakland


not removed from frame, floated, tape accretion at edges likely as made by artist; frame with abrasions

Ricco/Maresca Gallery, New York (label verso); Private Collection, Maryland