An American Place | The Barney A. Ebsworth Collection Evening Sale

Christie's
New York

Date of the auction: 13.11.2018 - 13.11.2018

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Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986) Horn and Feather oil on canvas 9 x 14 in. (22.9 x 35.6 cm.) Painted in 1937. Provenance The artist. [With]The Downtown Gallery, New York. Adele B. Rosenstein, New York, acquired from the above, 1953. [With]Doris Bry, New York. Acquired by the late owner from the above

Lot #: 1

Estimate: US$700,000 - US$1,000,000

Date: 13 Nov 2018 - 13 Nov 2018

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Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986) Beauford Delaney charcoal on paper 24 ¾ x 18 ½ in. (62.9 x 47 cm.) Executed in 1943. Provenance The artist. [With]Doris Bry, New York. Acquired by the late owner from the above, 1976

Lot #: 2

Estimate: US$200,000 - US$300,000

Date: 13 Nov 2018 - 13 Nov 2018

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Charles Sheeler (1883-1965) Cat-walk signed and dated 'Sheeler-1947' (lower right)--signed and dated again (on the stretcher) oil on canvas 24 x 20 in. (61 x 50.8 cm.) Painted in 1947. Provenance The Downtown Gallery, New York. Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Bauer, acquired from the above, 1947

Lot #: 3

Estimate: US$1,200,000 - US$1,800,000

Date: 13 Nov 2018 - 13 Nov 2018

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Arshile Gorky (1904-1948) Good Afternoon, Mrs. Lincoln signed and dated 'A. Gorky '44' (lower left) oil on canvas 30 1/8 x 38 in. (76.5 x 96.5 cm.) Painted in 1944. Provenance Estate of the artist Merrill C. Berman, New York Allan Stone Gallery, New York, 1974 Acquired from the above by the late

Lot #: 4

Estimate: US$7,000,000 - US$9,000,000

Date: 13 Nov 2018 - 13 Nov 2018

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John Henry Bradley Storrs (1885-1956) Study in Architectural Forms travertine 65 ¾ in. (167 cm.) high on a 23 in. (58.4 cm.) marble base Executed circa 1923. Provenance The artist. Estate of the above, 1956. Monique Storrs Booz, Winnetka, Illinois, daughter of the above, by descent. Robert

Lot #: 5

Estimate: US$500,000 - US$700,000

Date: 13 Nov 2018 - 13 Nov 2018

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Alexander Calder (1898-1976) Hen signed with the artist's monogram 'CA' (on the underside) wood, wire and paint 18 3/4 x 9 x 4 in. (47.6 x 22.8 x 10.6 cm.) Executed in 1943. Provenance Keith and Edna Warner, New York, acquired directly from the artist, 1944 Perls Galleries, New York Waddington

Lot #: 6

Estimate: US$5,000,000 - US$7,000,000

Date: 13 Nov 2018 - 13 Nov 2018

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Willem de Kooning (1904-1997) Woman as Landscape signed 'de Kooning' (lower left) oil and charcoal on canvas 65 1/2 x 49 3/8 in. (166.3 x 125.4 cm.) Painted in 1954-1955. Provenance Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, 1955 Michel Tapié, Paris, 1957 Alberto Ulrich, Italy Pace Gallery, New York Mr. and

Lot #: 7

Estimate: US$60,000,000 - US$80,000,000

Date: 13 Nov 2018 - 13 Nov 2018

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Stuart Davis (1892-1964) Still Life in the Street signed 'Stuart Davis' (lower right) oil on canvas 10 1/8 x 12 1/8 in. (25.7 x 30.8 cm.) Painted 1941. Provenance The artist. [With]The Downtown Gallery, New York. John Hammond Jr., New York, acquired from the above, 1943. Jemison Hammond, New York

Lot #: 8

Estimate: US$500,000 - US$700,000

Date: 13 Nov 2018 - 13 Nov 2018

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Patrick Henry Bruce (1881-1936) Peinture/Nature Morte oil and pencil on canvas 28 ½ x 36 in. (72.4 x 91.4 cm.) Painted circa 1924. Provenance The artist. Henri-Pierre Roché, Paris, France, gift from the above, 1933. Madame Henri-Pierre Roché, Paris, France, wife of the above, by descent, 1959

Lot #: 9

Estimate: US$2,000,000 - US$3,000,000

Date: 13 Nov 2018 - 13 Nov 2018

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Francis Criss (1901-1973) Melancholy Interlude signed and dated 'Francis Criss-39' (lower right) oil on canvas 25 ¼ x 30 in. (64.1 x 76.2 cm.) Painted in 1939. Provenance Encyclopaedia Britannica Corporation, Chicago, Illinois, by 1945. Senator William Benton, Southport, Connecticut, by 1963. Estate

Lot #: 10

Estimate: US$100,000 - US$150,000

Date: 13 Nov 2018 - 13 Nov 2018

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Edward Hopper (1882-1967) Cottages at North Truro signed 'Edward Hopper' (lower right) watercolor and pencil on paper 20 x 28 in. (50.8 x 71.1 cm.) Executed in 1938. Provenance Frank K.M. Rehn Gallery, New York. Mrs. Jacob H. Rand, New York, 1957. Frank K.M. Rehn Gallery, New York. Mr. and Mrs

Lot #: 11

Estimate: US$2,000,000 - US$3,000,000

Date: 13 Nov 2018 - 13 Nov 2018

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Edward Hopper (1882-1967) Chop Suey signed 'Edward Hopper' (lower right) oil on canvas 32 x 38 in. (81.3 x 96.5 cm.) Painted in 1929. Provenance The artist. [With]Frank K.M. Rehn Gallery, New York. Mr. and Mrs. Mark Reed, Alexandria, Virginia, acquired from the above, 1950. [With]Frank K.M. Rehn

Lot #: 12

Estimate: US$70,000,000 - US$100,000,000

Date: 13 Nov 2018 - 13 Nov 2018

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Joseph Stella (1877-1946) Tree of My Life signed 'Joseph Stella' (lower right) oil on canvas 84 x 76 in. (213.4 x 193 cm.) Painted in 1919. Provenance The artist. [With]Valentine Dudensing Gallery, New York. Carl Weeks, Des Moines, Iowa, acquired from the above, 1925. Salisbury House, Des Moines

Lot #: 13

Estimate: US$6,000,000 - US$8,000,000

Date: 13 Nov 2018 - 13 Nov 2018

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Joan Mitchell (1925-1992) 12 Hawks at 3 O'Clock oil on canvas 116 3/8 x 78 3/4 in. (295.6 x 200 cm.) Painted in 1960. Provenance Sam Francis, Santa Monica, acquired directly from the artist Estate of Sam Francis Gallery Delaive, Amsterdam Anon. sale; Christie's, New York, 7 May 1997, lot 5 Acquired

Lot #: 14

Estimate: US$12,000,000 - US$16,000,000

Date: 13 Nov 2018 - 13 Nov 2018

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Adolph Gottlieb (1903-1974) Bonac signed, titled and dated 'Adolph Gottlieb "BONAC" 1961' (on the reverse) oil and enamel on linen 90 x 60 1/4 in. (228.6 x 153 cm.) Painted in 1961. Provenance Estate of the artist Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, New York Knoedler & Company, Inc., New York

Lot #: 15

Estimate: US$4,000,000 - US$6,000,000

Date: 13 Nov 2018 - 13 Nov 2018

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Ellsworth Kelly (1923-2015) Red White signed with the artist's initials, numbered and dated '#307 EK63' (on the overlap); numbered again '307' (on the lower side edge) acrylic on canvas 36 1/8 x 26 1/8 in. (91.7 x 66.3 cm.) Painted in 1963. Provenance The artist Merce Cunningham Foundation, donated

Lot #: 16

Estimate: US$700,000 - US$900,000

Date: 13 Nov 2018 - 13 Nov 2018

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Jackson Pollock (1912-1956) Composition with Red Strokes signed and dated '50 Jackson Pollock' (lower left); signed and dated again 'Jackson Pollock 1950' (on the reverse) oil, enamel and aluminum paint on canvas 36 5/8 x 25 5/8 in. (93 x 65.1 cm.) Painted in 1950. Provenance Rodolphe Stadler, Paris

Lot #: 17

Estimate: US$50,000,000 - US$70,000,000

Date: 13 Nov 2018 - 13 Nov 2018

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Suzy Frelinghuysen (1911-1988) Composition signed and dated 'Suzy Frelinghuysen. 1943.' and inscribed with title (on the frame) oil and collage on board 40 x 30 in. (101.6 cm. x 76.2 cm.) Painted in 1943. Provenance Mortimer Brandt Gallery, New York. Mrs. Charles H. Russel, New York. Estate of the

Lot #: 18

Estimate: US$120,000 - US$180,000

Date: 13 Nov 2018 - 13 Nov 2018

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Jasper Johns (b. 1930) Gray Rectangles signed and dated 'J. JOHNS 1957' (on the reverse) encaustic on canvas with objects 60 x 60 in. (152.4 x 152.4 cm.) Painted in 1957. Provenance Leo Castelli Gallery, New York Everett Ellin Gallery, Los Angeles Ben and Judy Heller, New York, 1963 Leo Castelli

Lot #: 19

Estimate: US$18,000,000 - US$25,000,000

Date: 13 Nov 2018 - 13 Nov 2018

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Charles Green Shaw (1892-1974) Untitled signed and dated 'Charles G. Shaw/1940' (on the reverse) oil on canvasboard 30 x 22 in. (76.2 x 55.9 cm.) Painted in 1940. Provenance The artist. Estate of the above, 1974. Charles H. Carpenter, Jr., New Canaan, Connecticut, by bequest from the above

Lot #: 20

Estimate: US$70,000 - US$100,000

Date: 13 Nov 2018 - 13 Nov 2018

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John Henry Bradley Storrs (1885-1956) Abstraction No. 2 (Industrial Forms) signed with initials 'J·S' (along the base)--signed and dated 'J·Storrs/21·5·35·' and dated again '(11·12·31)' (under the base) polychromed terracotta 9 ¾ in. (24.8 cm.) high on a 2 ½ in. (6.4 cm.) bronze and stainless steel

Lot #: 21

Estimate: US$100,000 - US$150,000

Date: 13 Nov 2018 - 13 Nov 2018

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Franz Kline (1910-1962) Painting signed and dated 'FRANZ KLINE '54' (on the reverse) oil on canvas 40 x 30 in. (101.6 x 76.2 cm.) Painted in 1954. Provenance Egan Gallery, New York Eleanor Ward, New York Joan Mitchell, Vétheuil Private collection, New York Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art, New York

Lot #: 22

Estimate: US$5,000,000 - US$7,000,000

Date: 13 Nov 2018 - 13 Nov 2018

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Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008) Untitled signed 'RAUSCHENBERG' (on the reverse) combine—oil, wood, fabric, printed paper, paper, acetate, paint tubes, glass and graphite on canvas and wood 10 1/8 x 7 7/8 x 1 1/2 in. (25.6 x 20.1 x 3.9 cm.) Executed in 1954. Provenance John Goodwin, New York

Lot #: 23

Estimate: US$3,000,000 - US$5,000,000

Date: 13 Nov 2018 - 13 Nov 2018

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Claes Oldenburg (b. 1929) Strong Arm signed with the artist's initials and dated 'C.O. 1961' (on the reverse) plaster and enamel paint 43 3/8 x 32 3/8 x 5 1/2 in. (110.2 x 82.2 x 14 cm) Executed in 1961. Provenance Green Gallery, New York, 1961 Mr. and Mrs. Burton Tremaine, Meriden, 1961 Gagosian

Lot #: 24

Estimate: US$2,000,000 - US$3,000,000

Date: 13 Nov 2018 - 13 Nov 2018

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Charles Sheeler (1883-1965) Still Life signed and dated 'Sheeler-1938' (lower center)--signed and dated again and inscribed with title (on the stretcher) oil on canvas 8 x 9 in. (20.3 x 22.9 cm.) Painted in 1938. Provenance The Downtown Gallery, New York. Nelson A. Rockefeller, New York, acquired

Lot #: 25

Estimate: US$250,000 - US$350,000

Date: 13 Nov 2018 - 13 Nov 2018

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Preston Dickinson (1891-1930) The Artist's Table signed 'P. Dickinson' (lower right) oil and pencil on board 22 ½ x 14 ½ in. (57.2 x 36.8 cm.) Painted circa 1925. Provenance Private collection, Great Neck, New York. Christie's, New York, 27 September 1985, lot 345, sold by the above. Acquired by the

Lot #: 26

Estimate: US$200,000 - US$300,000

Date: 13 Nov 2018 - 13 Nov 2018

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David Smith (1906-1965) Untitled (Billiard Players) oil on canvas 46 x 50 in. (116.8 x 127 cm.) Painted circa 1936. Provenance Estate of David Smith, New York Washburn Gallery, New York Acquired from the above by the late owner, 1983

Lot #: 27

Estimate: US$300,000 - US$500,000

Date: 13 Nov 2018 - 13 Nov 2018

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George Copeland Ault (1891-1948) Fruit Bowl on Red Oilcloth signed and dated 'G.C. Ault '30.' (lower left) oil on canvas 24 ¼ x 20 in. (61.6 x 50.8 cm.) Painted in 1930. Provenance James Graham & Sons, Inc., New York, 1969. Noah Goldowsky Gallery, New York. Harry Spiro, New York. Zabriskie Gallery

Lot #: 28

Estimate: US$150,000 - US$250,000

Date: 13 Nov 2018 - 13 Nov 2018

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George Tooker (1920-2011) A Game of Chess signed 'Tooker' (lower left) tempera on panel 30 x 15 in. (76.2 x 38.1 cm.) Painted in 1946-47. Provenance Frank K.M. Rehn Gallery, New York. Edwin Hewitt Gallery, New York. Robert Isaacson Gallery, New York. Irma Rudin, New York. Marshall Henis

Lot #: 29

Estimate: US$250,000 - US$350,000

Date: 13 Nov 2018 - 13 Nov 2018

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Luigi Lucioni (1900-1988) Red Checkered Tablecloth signed and dated 'Lucioni/27' (lower left) oil on canvas 24 x 30 in. (61 x 76.2 cm.) Painted in 1927. Provenance The artist. [With]Feragil Gallery, New York. Leo Bing, Los Angeles, California, acquired from the above, 1927. Anna Bing Arnold, Los

Lot #: 30

Estimate: US$120,000 - US$180,000

Date: 13 Nov 2018 - 13 Nov 2018