Sotheby's American Art auction on May 17 will present notable Impressionist, 19th Century, Modern and Western paintings, drawings and sculpture. The sale is led by two major works by two iconic American artists, Edward Hopper’s Bridle Path, 1939 being sold by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art to benefit the acquisitions program, and George Bellows’ Tennis at Newport, 1920 from a distinguished American collection. Also included in the sale is a large-scale oil by David Johnson, View from New Windsor, Hudson River, 1869; a re-discovered work by Childe Hassam, In the Sun, 1888; a unique textile design of Spring Plowing, circa 1939 by Grant Wood; a rare monumental canvas by Niles Spencer, In Fairmont, 1951 being sold by the Museum of Modern Art to benefit the acquisitions fund; and a superb selection of Western art by Frederic Remington, Charles Russell, William Robinson Leigh, and Hermon MacNeil from various collections, including the Estate of Theodore J. Forstmann and the Collection of Margie and Robert E. Peterson.
This painting has been requested for the upcoming exhibition Edward Hopper at the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid, June-September 2012 as well as the upcoming exhibition Edward Hopper Retrospective at the Galeries nationales du Grand Palais in Paris, October 2012-January 2013.
This painting has been requested for the upcoming exhibition George Bellows at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; and the Royal Academy of Arts, London, June 2012-June 2013.