Lot 270
  • 270

Eric Fischl

Estimate
200,000 - 300,000 USD
bidding is closed

Description

  • Eric Fischl
  • Overnight
  • signed, titled and dated 1981 on the reverse
  • oil on canvas
  • 50 by 108 in. 127 by 274.3 cm.

Provenance

Edward Thorp Gallery, New York
Mr. and Mrs. Aron B. Katz, New York (acquired from the above in March 1982)
Mary Boone Gallery, New York
Acquired by the present owner from the above

Exhibited

Saskatoon, Mendel Art Gallery; Toronto, Art Gallery of Ontario; Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art; New York, The Whitney Museum of American Art, Eric Fischl: Paintings, February 1985 - May 1986, cat. no. 8, p. 38, illustrated

Literature

Arthur C. Danto, Robert Enright and Steve Martin, Eric Fischl 1970-2000, New York, 2000, p. 233, illustrated in color

Condition

This work is in very good condition overall. There is evidence of light wear and handling along the edges including some intermittent areas of craquelure and some abrasions and paint losses at the corners. Under very close inspection there are some very small media and textured accretions scattered throughout, likely inherent to the artist’s working method and from the time of execution. Also under close inspection, some faint and unobtrusive craquelure is visible in a few scattered areas, all of which appears to be stable. Under Ultraviolet light inspection there is no evidence of restoration. Framed.
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