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  • Description

    Please note: this work will be offered in the Phillips New Now Auction in New York, on September 28, 2021

  • Provenance

    Betty Parsons Gallery, New York
    Private Collection, New York
    Doyle, New York, May 20, 2008, lot 2167
    Spanierman Modern, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owners

  • Exhibited

    New York, Marisa del Re Gallery, Found Objects, June 16–September 5, 1983
    New York, Spanierman Modern, Totem Materia: Sculptures and Paintings by Betty Parsons, September 10–October 11, 2008, fig. 1, p. 13 (illustrated, p. 1)

  • Literature

    John Russell, "Art: Six Painters at Hudson Museum", The New York Times, July 8, 1983, vol. CXXXII, no. 45,733, p. C14

Property from the Collection of Pamela K. and William A. Royall Jr.


Totem Materia-R

signed, titled and dated "TOTEM MATERIA-R Betty Parsons 1980" on the reverse
acrylic, found wood, nails and metal plate
30 x 18 1/4 x 3 1/4 in. (76.2 x 46.4 x 8.3 cm)
Executed in 1980.

$6,000 - 8,000 

Place Advance Bid

Abstract by Nature: Paintings from the 1950s to the Present