David Burliuk - The Estate of Mrs. Harry N. Abrams New York Wednesday, April 7, 2010 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    ACA Galleries, New York

  • Exhibited

    New York, The Jewish Museum, The Harry N. Abrams Family Collection, June 29 - September 5, 1966, no. 15

  • Catalogue Essay

    In the beginning I bought the work of friends, but very soon we began to look not just for the work of friends but of artists who were more creative. As I mentioned earlier, one of the first artists that we really collected seriously was David Burliuk.Then we went on to people like Raphael Soyer, Milton Avery, Philip Evergood and others who were painting at that time. I was also aware of painters like Ben Shahn and Reginald Marsh, and others that I hadn’t collected, but I couldn’t buy them all because I had a limited amount of money. I liked collecting paintings, and I was becoming more and more involved. And so, as I earned more money I bought art at every opportunity. I didn’t ever expect to have as large a collection as we have today. I had the bug and I couldn’t seem to stop.
    Oral history interview with Harry N. Abrams, March 14, 1972, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Paul Cummings


Song of Harvest

Oil on canvas.
46 1/2 x 70 1/4 in. (118.1 x 178.4 cm).

$80,000 - 120,000 

Sold for $422,500

The Estate of Mrs. Harry N. Abrams

7 April 2010
New York