Modern & Post-War Art

Swann Galleries, Inc.
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NY 10010 New York,
United States
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Date of the auction: 03.12.2020

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JAMES ENSOR (1860 - 1949, BELGIAN) Vierge aux Poissons. Colored pencils on paper, 1941. 181x127 mm; 7 1/4x5 inches. Signed, Ensor lower right. Inscribed, XXXX upper left verso, and inscribed as titled and dated, mars 41 lower left verso. Provenance: Sotheby's Amsterdam, September 6, 2005, Lot 320

Lot #: 1

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000

Date: 3 Dec 2020

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JOSEPH STELLA (1877 - 1946, AMERICAN) Red Canna Among Green Leaves. Silverpoint and crayon on prepared paper, c.1935. 325x249 mm; 12 3/4x9 3/4 inches. Provenance: Richard York Gallery, New York; Debra Force Fine Art, New York, 2006; Neal Auction Co., New Orleans, LA, February 23, 2013, Lot 440

Lot #: 2

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

Date: 3 Dec 2020

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MARC STERLING (1895 - 1976, UKRAINIAN) Untitled, (Cubist Still Life). Oil on canvas, c.1925. 501.7x609.6 mm; 19 3/4x24 Inches. Provenance: Private collection, PA

Lot #: 3

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

Date: 3 Dec 2020

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BEN SHAHN (1898 - 1969, AMERICAN) Bathers at Truro. Oil on canvas, 1931. 508x107 mm; 20x42 inches. Provenance: Kennedy Galleries, Inc., NY; Private Collection; Sotheby's, NY, March 23, 2005, lot 133. Illustrated: Gettlien, Frank, Ben Shahn, Kennedy Galleries, Inc., NY, plate 2, illus b/w, 1968

Lot #: 4

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

Date: 3 Dec 2020

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JAMES DAUGHERTY (1889 - 1974, AMERICAN) Untitled, (Jan. 7). Pastel on paper, 1967. 140x552 mm; 5 1/2x21 3/4 inches. Signed, James Daugherty and dated, Jan 7, 67 lower right. Provenance: Estate of the Artist. Exhibited: Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ, James H. Daugherty Retrospective, January 28

Lot #: 5

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 3 Dec 2020

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JAMES DAUGHERTY (1889 - 1974, AMERICAN) Untitled, (July 4). Pastel on paper, 1967. 368x584 mm; 14 1/2x23 inches. Signed, JD and dated, July 4, 1967 lower center. Provenance: Estate of the Artist. Exhibited: Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ, James H. Daugherty Retrospective, January 28 - March 25

Lot #: 6

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 3 Dec 2020

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RUDOLF BAUER (1889 - 1953, GERMAN/AMERICAN) Untitled, (Man in Green Suit). Pastel on cream paper tipped to green paper. 476x241 mm; 18 3/4x9 1/2 inches. Signed, Rudolf Bauer lower right. Stamped, Estate Rudolf Bauer and numbered PNY-B-355, 916, and #44 on verso. Provenance: Estate of Rudolf Bauer

Lot #: 7

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,500

Date: 3 Dec 2020

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RUDOLF BAUER (1889 - 1953, GERMAN/AMERICAN) Untitled, (Dancer). Ink and gouache on paper. 426x254 mm; 16 3/4x10 inches. Signed, Rudolf Bauer, lower right. Numbered PNY-B-449, and 191 on verso. Provenance: Estate of Rudolf Bauer

Lot #: 8

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,500

Date: 3 Dec 2020

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RUDOLF BAUER (1889 - 1953, GERMAN/AMERICAN) Untitled, (Double Sided Prison Drawings: pair). i) Blue pencil and graphite on paper, 1938. 152x178 mm; 6x7 inches. ii) Pencil on paper, 1938. 178x203 mm; 7x8 inches. Initialed, B lower right. Provenance: The Estate of Rudolf Bauer; Private collection

Lot #: 9

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 3 Dec 2020

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ROLPH SCARLETT (1889 - 1984, CANADIAN/AMERICAN) Untitled, (Biomorphic Abstraction). Ink and gouache on paper. 425x349 mm; 16 3/4x13 3/4 inches. Signed, Scarlett lower left. Provenance: Brian Smith; Portico New York, Inc.; Private collection, CT. Exhibited: Wendt Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA, Champions

Lot #: 10

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 3 Dec 2020

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ROLPH SCARLETT (1889 - 1984, CANADIAN/AMERICAN) Untitled, (Banister). Gouache, charcoal, and metallic paint on paper, c.1930. 273x362 mm; 10 3/4x14 1/4 inches. Signed, Rolph Scarlett lower left

Lot #: 11

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 3 Dec 2020

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FRANCIS CRISS (1901 - 1973, AMERICAN) Untitled, (El Train). Oil on Masonite. 387x267 mm; 15 1/4x10 1/2 inches. Signed, Criss lower right

Lot #: 12

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

Date: 3 Dec 2020

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CHARLES GREEN SHAW (1892 - 1974, AMERICAN) Untitled, (Pair). Montage consisting of Nineteenth Century English playing cards, gaming counters, and lottery puffs laid to vintage paper in artist's found frame. 247x305 mm; 9 3/4x12 inches each. Signed, Shaw on frame backing. Provenance: Rago Auctions

Lot #: 13

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,500

Date: 3 Dec 2020

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CHARLES GREEN SHAW (1892 - 1974, AMERICAN) Untitled, (Pair). i) Montage consisting of Nineteenth Century American playing cards, and game counters laid to vintage paper in artist's found frame. 184x337 mm; 7 1/4x13 1/4 inches. Signed, Shaw on verso. ii) Montage consisting of Late Eighteenth Century

Lot #: 14

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,500

Date: 3 Dec 2020

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ARTHUR CHRISTIE (1891 - 1980, AMERICAN) Taking That Extra Bow. Ink on blue paper, laid to secondary paper and mounted on a white paper support with a pastel French matting. 267x222 mm; 10 1/2x8 3/4 inches. Inscribed as titled, lower left and again at upper right. Embossed, Olympia Galleries, LTD

Lot #: 15

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 3 Dec 2020

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IRENE RICE PEREIRA (1902 - 1971, AMERICAN) Untitled, (James A Murray). Pencil on paper, 1932. 330x419 mm; 13x16 1/2 inches. Signed, I Rice Pereira and dated, 32 lower right

Lot #: 16

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 3 Dec 2020

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IRENE RICE PEREIRA (1902 - 1971, AMERICAN) Untitled. Oil and mixed media collage on illustration board, 1938. 400x381 mm; 15 3/4x15 inches. Signed, I Rice Pereira, and dated, 1938, lower right. Provenance: Anonymous gift to the Hollywood Art and Cultural Center, c.1975; Purchased by Marvin Sackner

Lot #: 17

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000

Date: 3 Dec 2020

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CARL HOLTY (1900 - 1973, AMERICAN) Untitled. Oil on canvas, c.1948. 914x762 mm; 36x30 inches. Signed, C Holty lower right. Inscribed, No. 861 in stretcher. Provenance: Private collection, WI. Exhibited: Cederburg Art Museum, Cedarburg, WI, Wisconsin Modernists: Rebels from Regionalism, February 1

Lot #: 18

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

Date: 3 Dec 2020

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CARL HOLTY (1900 - 1973, AMERICAN) Light Blue Heavy White, #13 Oil on Canvas laid to Masonite. 228x203 mm; 9x8 inches. Signed, Holty lower center. Inscribed, #13 on verso. Inscribed as titled, and signed, Carl Holty on frame, verso. Provenance: Estate of the artist; Sid Deutsch Gallery, NY; Sage

Lot #: 19

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 3 Dec 2020

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CARL HOLTY (1900 - 1973, AMERICAN) Untitled, (#6). Oil on canvas laid to Masonite. 298x210 mm; 11 3/4x8 1/4 inches. Inscribed, #6 on verso. Provenance: Estate of the artist; Sid Deutsch Gallery, NY; Sage Fine Art, NY

Lot #: 20

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

Date: 3 Dec 2020

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CARL HOLTY (1900 - 1973, AMERICAN) Untitled, (#9). Oil on canvas laid to Masonite. 298x210 mm; 11 3/4x8 1/4 inches. Inscribed, #9 on verso. Provenance: Estate of the artist; Sid Deutsch Gallery, NY; Sage Fine Art, NY

Lot #: 21

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

Date: 3 Dec 2020

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GERTRUDE GREENE (1904 - 1956, AMERICAN) Untitled. Oil on paper, 1950. 283x178 mm; 11 1/4x7 inches. Signed, Gertrude Greene lower right. Dated, 1950-08 lower left. Sotheby's, NY, May 27, 1998, Lot 455; Franklin Riehlman, NY; Estate of Franklin Riehlman; Thence by descent to the current owner

Lot #: 22

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

Date: 3 Dec 2020

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KURT SELIGMANN (1900 - 1962, AMERICAN) Butterfly Birth. Colored chalk on paper, 1955. 736x584 mm; 29x23 inches. Signed, Seligmann and dated, 1955 lower right

Lot #: 23

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,500

Date: 3 Dec 2020

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HELEN LUNDEBERG (1908 - 1999, AMERICAN) Planet. Oil on canvas, 1965. 203x203 mm; 8x8 inches. Signed, Lundeberg and dated, 1965 on verso. Provenance: Jay Ward Productions, Inc., Costa Mesa, CA; Ankrum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. Exhibited: Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA, Helen Lundeberg: A

Lot #: 24

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

Date: 3 Dec 2020

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ROBERT BARRELL (1912 - 1995, AMERICAN) Untitled, (Cat and Bird). Oil on Masonite, 1942. 229x381 mm; 9x15 inches. Signed, Barrell and dated, 42 lower right. Provenance: Private Collection, PA

Lot #: 25

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

Date: 3 Dec 2020

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MAURICE SIEVAN (1898 - 1981, AMERICAN) In Woodstock, NY. Oil on board, 1952. 457x610 mm; 18x24 inches. Signed, Sievan lower right. Inscribed as titled, signed, Maurice Sievan and dated, 1952 on verso. Provenance: Estate of the Artist

Lot #: 26

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,500

Date: 3 Dec 2020

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ARSHILE GORKY (1904 - 1948, AMERICAN) Untitled. Pencil on paper, c.1936. 196x266 mm; 7 3/4x10 1/2 inches. Inscribed, by Gorky and initialed, HB on verso. Provenance: The Artist; Hans Burkhardt until 1965; Charles E. Craig, Jr., Santa Barbara, CA until 2005; Thence by descent

Lot #: 27

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

Date: 3 Dec 2020

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MARK TOBEY (1890 - 1976, AMERICAN) Untitled. Gouache on paper, 1966. 267x152 mm; 10 1/2x6 inches. Signed, Tobey and dated, 66 lower right. Provenance: Charles Craig. Exhibited: Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA, Diverse Directions, December 12, 1987 - February 7, 1988

Lot #: 28

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

Date: 3 Dec 2020

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HEDDA STERNE (1910 - 2011, AMERICAN) Untitled. Oil on canvas, 1962. 717x584 mm; 28 1/4x23 inches. Signed, Hedda Sterne upper left. Provenance: The artist; Gifted to Dr Richard Stern, (the artist's dentist

Lot #: 29

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

Date: 3 Dec 2020

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ADOLPH GOTTLIEB (1903 - 1974, AMERICAN) Composition. Ink on paper, 1947. 222x305 mm; 8 3/4x12 inches. Provenance: The artist; Selden Rodman, Ridgewood, NJ; David Klein Gallery, Birmingham, MI; Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Chicago, IL, May 22, 2019, lot 54. This work is catalogued at the Adolph and

Lot #: 30

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

Date: 3 Dec 2020