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  • Catalogue Essay

    Howard Mendes was born in Brooklyn, lived in Hell’s Kitchen and passed away on his 85th birthday in July 2020. Howard had a distinguished career in commercial real estate investment and community lending. He was committed to community based planning and his involvement has long been felt throughout Manhattan. Howard served as officer and director on community boards such as New York City Citizens Housing and Planning Council, New York City Settlement Housing Fund, Midtown Manhattan New York City Community Board 5, the Hell’s Kitchen Neighborhood Association and the 14th Street Union Square Business Improvement District. He was an avid traveler collecting beautiful and eclectic works of art from around the world. Other works from his collection are Jackson Pollock lot 25, other Picasso lots 111-112, Louise Nevelson 183-184 and Josef Albers lot 201.

Property from the Estate of Howard Mendes, New York City


Famille des Saltimbanques (Family of Saltimbanques)

c. 1950
Soft-ground etching, with Chine collé to Japan nacré paper, with full margins.
I. 19 1/2 x 16 1/2 in. (49.5 x 41.9 cm)
S. 30 x 22 1/4 in. (76.2 x 56.5 cm)

Signed and numbered 157/300 in red crayon, printed and published by Atelier Crommelynck (with their blindstamp), Paris, framed.

$4,000 - 6,000 

Sold for $8,820

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 20 - 22 April 2021