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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE NEW YORK COLLECTION

Lee Bontecou
UNTITLED
Estimate
400,000600,000
LOT SOLD. 1,035,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
103

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE NEW YORK COLLECTION

Lee Bontecou
UNTITLED
Estimate
400,000600,000
LOT SOLD. 1,035,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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Lee Bontecou
B. 1931
UNTITLED
signed and dated 1959 
leather, canvas, welded steel rod and wire wall relief 
39 1/4 by 35 by 9 1/2 in. 99.7 by 88.9 by 24.1 cm.
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Provenance

Leo Castelli Gallery, New York 
Dwan Gallery, New York
Collection of Betty Asher, Los Angeles
Christie's, New York, 12 November 1982, Lot 248
Acquired from the above sale by the present owner

Exhibited

Claremont, Pomona College, Painting of Today, September - October 1962
Pasadena Art Museum, New American Sculpture, February - March 1964, cat. no. 1, illustrated
La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, The Wall Object, January - March 1973 
New York, Art Students League, Women and the Making of Art History, February 1982

Catalogue Note

"Lee Bontecou was one of the first to use a three-dimensional form that was neither painting nor sculpture. Her work is explicit and powerful...The idea was unique. The first show at Castelli came in 1960 and the second in 1962...Often power lies in a polarization of elements and qualities, or at least in a combination of dissimilar ones. The power of Bontecou's reliefs is remarkably single. The three primary aspects, the scale, the structure and the image, are simple, definite and powerful."

Donald Judd, “Lee Bontecou,” Arts Magazine, April 1965 in Donald Judd Complete Writings 1959-1975, New York 1975, p. 178

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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