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  • In Short

    “There is a small still center into which conception can arrive. And when it arrives, you make it welcome with your experience.”
    - Anne Truitt

  • The Parva Sculptures

    Titled after the feminine form of the Latin word for "small thing," Anne Truitt's Parva sculptures perfectly encapsulate the artist's intimate style of Minimalism.  With important Parva works housed in esteemed permanent collections such as the Dallas Museum of Art and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., works like Parva XIII are some of the most prized in the artist's oeuvre. 


    Anne Truitt, Parva XII, 1977. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Artwork © 2020 Anne Truitt


    Over the past couple of decades, Truitt's work has gained the critical attention it deserves, with recent renowned museum exhibitions in 2016 and 2017 at the Baltimore Museum of Art and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Also in 2017, the Dia Art Foundation announced a major acquisition of Truitt's paintings and sculptures, which remain on view today as a part of a long-term installation in Beacon. 

    • Provenance

      Gifted by the artist to the present owner in 1991


Parva XIII

signed and dated “Truitt Oct '77” on the underside
acrylic on wood
5 x 5 1/2 x 4 in. (12.7 x 14 x 10.2 cm)
Executed in October 1977.

Full Cataloguing

$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $93,750

Contact Specialist

John McCord
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New York
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20th c. & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session

New York Auction 2 July 2020