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IN ITS OWN LIGHT: PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF ED COHEN & VICTORIA SHAW

Albert York
A PURPLE ANEMONE WITH ZINNIAS IN A GLASS JAR
Estimate
60,00080,000
LOT SOLD. 137,500 USD
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IN ITS OWN LIGHT: PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF ED COHEN & VICTORIA SHAW

Albert York
A PURPLE ANEMONE WITH ZINNIAS IN A GLASS JAR
Estimate
60,00080,000
LOT SOLD. 137,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Curated featuring works from “In Its Own Light: Property from the Collection of Ed Cohen and Victoria Shaw”

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Albert York
1928 - 2009
A PURPLE ANEMONE WITH ZINNIAS IN A GLASS JAR
oil on canvasboard
13 3/4 by 10 3/4 in. 34.9 by 27.3 cm.
Executed in 1987.
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Provenance

Davis & Langdale Company, Inc., New York
Collection of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, New York (acquired from the above in 1987)
Sotheby's, New York, The Estate of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, 26 April 1996, Lot 997
Acquired from the above sale by the present owner 

Exhibited

New York, Davis & Langdale Company, Inc., Albert York, March 1988

Catalogue Note

"Albert York may be the most highly admired unknown artist in America...The sculptor Robert Grosvenor owns two York landscapes, and he takes them with him, in a box he made for the purpose, when he leaves home for a few days. 'I really need them around me, somehow,' he told me recently. The late Jacqueline Onassis owned six York paintings, the last of which was given to her by her friend Maurice Tempelsman just a short time before she died. Edward Gorey, the artist and book illustrator, has five, and says he would buy anything of York's, sight unseen, if anything were available...Klaus Kertess, the curator who organized this year's Whitney Biennial, wanted to include York in the show but couldn't, because the Biennial is limited to work done within the last two years and York has not released a new painting in three years."

Calvin Tomkins, "Artist Uknown," The New Yorker, May 1995, p. 76

Contemporary Curated featuring works from “In Its Own Light: Property from the Collection of Ed Cohen and Victoria Shaw”

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New York