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John Koch
THE DINING TABLE
Estimate
15,00025,000
LOT SOLD. 240,000 USD
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60
John Koch
THE DINING TABLE
Estimate
15,00025,000
LOT SOLD. 240,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Property from the Estate of Samuel P. Reed

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John Koch
1909 - 1978
THE DINING TABLE
signed Koch lower right

oil on canvas

Painted in 1955.


21 in. by 24 in.
53.4 cm by 61 cm
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Provenance

Albert L. Hydeman, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, 1971
Kraushaar Galleries, New York
Sold, Sotheby Parke Bernet, December 13-14, 1973, lot 86

Exhibited

Houston, Texas, Museum of Fine Art of Houston, n.d.;
New York, Kraushaar Galleries, John Koch, February-March, 1958, no. 17;
New York, Museum of the City of New York, John Koch in New York, 1963, p. 32, illus.;
Hartford, Trinity College, Widener Gallery, The Albert L Heydeman Collection, December, 1966-February, 1967, no. 25;
New London, Connecticut, Lyman Allen Museum, The Collection of Albert L. Hydeman, 1969;
Brockton, Massachusetts, Brockton Art Center, The Hydeman Collection, March- April, 1971;
New York, The New York Cultural Center, John Koch, February-April, 1973, no. 12, illus.

Literature

Dorothy Parker, New York at 6:30pm, in Esquire Magazine, Vol. LXII, November, 1964, p. 96, illus.;
The New York Times Book Review, November 25, 1962, reproduced on the cover

Catalogue Note

The world of John Koch was a world of light, occupying intimate spaces in privileged interiors with models, actors, musicians and artists.  During a time of modernism and abstraction, he was realist, filling his compositions with both a clarity and warmth achieved by mixing natural and electric light in the rooms he depicted. His version of the modern sensibility focused on the transcendent qualities of elegance, lyricism and hopeful anticipation. "I am quite visibly a realist, occupied essentially with human beings, the environments they create, and their relationships," he said.  Reminding us of Vermeer, in Koch’s paintings we find a calm and quiet world filled with treasures that await our discovery. (AskART Biography -http://www.askart.com/askart/artist.aspx?artist=25399)

Property from the Estate of Samuel P. Reed

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New York