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  • Provenance

    Estate of the artist
    Associated American Artists, New York, probably 1971

  • Literature

    Sylvan Cole and Jane Myers 18

  • Catalogue Essay

    The abstract cubist/surrealist imagery in this work suggests the many nautical motifs Davis drew from summers spent in Gloucester, Massachusetts.

    The date ink stamp on the reverse was the date the artist dropped off the print to The Downtown Gallery. In 1927, Davis joined Edith Halpert’s Downtown Gallery located at 113 West 13th Street - Greenwich Village's first commercial art gallery.

Property from a Midwest Collection

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Composition

1931
Lithograph, on wove paper, with full margins.
I. 10 x 9 in. (25.4 x 22.9 cm)
S. 17 3/8 x 13 3/8 in. (44.1 x 34 cm)

Signed and numbered 7/25 in pencil (there were also 5 artist's proofs), with The Downtown Gallery date stamp 'Oct 21, 1931' on the reverse, framed.

Estimate
$3,500 - 4,500 

Sold for $3,528

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Editions Modern: Online Auction

Online Auction 4 - 11 December  2020