Untitled, c. 1948
brush and black ink, watercolor and gouache on paper, embossed with the artist's estate stamp lower left
17 1/2 x 9 inches (sight)
Provenance: The artist; Roy Edwards, Madison Heights, Michigan (an assistant in Rothko's studio); Gertrude Kasle Gallery, Detroit, Michigan; Acquired from the above, 1975; Christie's, New York, New York, November 16, 2000, lot 101; The Jeanne and Carroll Berry Collection, Atlanta, Georgia.
Exhibitions: Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, March 4 - May 31, 2007; Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, "Advanced and Irascible: Abstract Expressionism from the Collection of Jeanne and Carroll Berry," Jan. 14 - Apr. 30, 2017.
Click to read the accompanying essay for this lot.
Tags: The Berry Collection, Irascibles, Abstract Expressionism, Abstract Expressionist, works on paper, 20th century, post war, American, New York school, Surrealism
Condition: Canvas: Not Applicable
Condition: Very Good/Not examined out of frame
Frame: Quality Reproduction
The work is hinged at the upper left and upper right corners. Slight waviness to paper; two horizontal flattened creases 1 inch from the top and 4 inch from the top.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Shannon's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. Frames on all paintings are sold "As Is". Frames may need some conservation.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE