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  • Provenance

    Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York
    Edwin A. Janss, Los Angeles
    James Corcoran Gallery, Santa Monica
    Waddington Galleries, London
    Private Collection
    Sotheby's, New York, November 10, 2004, lot 187
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Ten Independents: An Artist-Initiated Exhibition, January - February, 1972
    Palm Springs, Desert Museum, Return of the Narrative, March - June, 1984, no. 100
    San Francisco, John Berggruen gallery, H.C. Westermann: Constructions and Watercolors, October - November, 1984
    New York, Venus over Manhattan, H.C. Westermann See America First, Works from 1953-1980, November, 2015 - January, 2016
    Milan, Fondazione Prada, Famous Artists from Chicago 1965‐1975, October 20, 2017 - January 15, 2018, p. 39, fig. 62 (illustrated)
    Marseille, Centre de la Vieille Charité, Surrealism in American Art, May - September, 2021, p. 106, no. 92 (illustrated)

  • Literature

    Michael Rooks, H. C. Westermann, Lynne Warren and Dennis Adrian, Westermann: Exhibition Catalogue and Catalogue Raisonné of Objects, Chicago, 2001, pp. 319 - 320, no. 218 (illustrated)

An Old Indian Implement

incised with the artist symbol, name, inscription and date "H.C. WESTERMANN - CONN. 1971" on the reverse
Douglas fir, Connecticut field stone, leather and walnut
10 1/4 x 16 3/8 x 10 5/8 in. (26 x 41.6 x 27 cm)
Executed in 1971.

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