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Premier Auction - Session II

Sat, Apr 10, 2021 09:00AM EDT
Lot 754

Milton Avery

Estimate: $35,000 - $55,000

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$100 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $200
$3,000 $250
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$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000
(American, 1885-1965)Fanciful Woman, 1955, signed lower left in wet paint "Milton Avery 1955", inscribed by Sally Avery verso, oil on canvas board, 15-7/8 x 11-7/8 in.; Stanford White reproduction gilt wood frame, 25-3/4 x 21-5/8 in.Note: Christie's gives this provenance in their sale of this painting in 2014, "(Possibly) Cold Spring Gallery, Cold Spring Harbor, New York. Private collection, (possibly) acquired from the above, circa late 1970s." There is no record of this gallery in exhibition history. However, according to William "Mac" Chambers, expert and former Vice President of Grace Borgenicht Gallery, Milton Avery's wife, Sally, was putting his work in many galleries during the 70s that were not necessarily known by biographers. Cold Spring Harbor was known as an affluent enclave in which a fine art gallery would be well suited to sell important paintings. - Provenance: Christie's New York, February 26, 2014, Lot 169, sold for $50,000; Private Collection, Connecticut


good condition, minor fraying at points of framing brads on edges