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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.

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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.

Estimate
$6,000 - 8,000 

Place Advance Bid

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