Lot 37
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ANNA MARY ROBERTSON (GRANDMA) MOSES | Hurrah for Christmas

Estimate
100,000 - 150,000 USD
Sold
206,250 USD
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Description

  • Anna Mary Robertson (Grandma) Moses
  • Hurrah for Christmas
  • signed MOSES. (lower right); also dated Feb 1, 1946, numbered 1096 and titled Hurrah for Christmas (on an original Grandma Moses label affixed to the reverse; copyright reserved to Grandma Moses Properties, New York)
  • oil, tempera and glitter on Masonite

Provenance

James Vigeveno Galleries, Los Angeles, California
Private collection, New York (dold: Parke-Bernet, New York, January 19, 1955, lot 77)
David Weisbart, Los Angeles, California
Estate of the above (sold: Bonhams, New York, May 20, 2009, lot 1070)
Acquired by the present owner at the above sale

Literature

Artist's record book, p. 39
Otto Kallir, Grandma Moses, New York, 1973, no. 579, p. 298, illustrated 

Catalogue Note

David Weisbart (1915-1967) was an important figure in the Hollywood Motion Picture picture industry who gained acclaim after producing Rebel Without A Cause. This iconic film starring James Dean was released in 1955, the same year Weisbart acquired Hurrah for Christmas. At the time of his death in 1967, Weisbart was producing the high profile movie Valley of the Dolls. He was the youngest producer under contract in the history of Warner Brothers. 
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