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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF WILLIAM LOUIS-DREYFUS

Grant Wood 1891 - 1942
TAME FLOWERS AND WILD FLOWERS: A PAIR OF DRAWINGS
Estimate
125,000175,000
LOT SOLD. 150,000 USD
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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF WILLIAM LOUIS-DREYFUS

Grant Wood 1891 - 1942
TAME FLOWERS AND WILD FLOWERS: A PAIR OF DRAWINGS
Estimate
125,000175,000
LOT SOLD. 150,000 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

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Grant Wood 1891 - 1942
TAME FLOWERS AND WILD FLOWERS: A PAIR OF DRAWINGS
each: signed Grant Wood (lower right)
each: pencil and colored pencil on board
the first: 11 1/2 by 15 inches (29.5 by 38 cm)
the second: 11 1/2 by 14 1/4 inches (29.5 by 36.2 cm)
Executed in 1938.
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Provenance

Maurice J. Liederman, New York (gift from the artist)
Private Collection (by descent from the above; sold: Christie's, New York, May 26, 1993, lot 202, illustrated)
Acquired by the present owner at the above sale

Exhibited

Chicago, Illinois, Art Institute of Chicago, Memorial Exhibition of Paintings by Grant Wood, October-December 1942

Literature

W.J. Petersen, ed., A Grant Wood Sampler, Iowa City, Iowa, January 1972, n.p., illustrated
James M. Dennis, Grant Wood, New York, 1975, nos. 93 and 94, p. 96, illustrated
Wanda M. Corn, Grant Wood: The Regionalist Vision, New Haven, Connecticut, 1983, no. 144, pp. 118-19, illustrated pl. 27

Catalogue Note

The present works are two of four drawings Associated American Artists commissioned from Grant Wood as designs for a series of lithographs. The lithographs, which were hand-colored by Wood's sister, Nan, and her husband, were sold through Associated American Artists' mail order catalogue to great success. Wood ultimately gave the present works to the founder of Associated American Artists, Maurice Liederman. The other two drawings, Fruits and Vegetables, are now in the collection of the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire.

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