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Davis Cone
MILLER
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 75,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
95
Davis Cone
MILLER
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 75,000 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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New York

Davis Cone
B.1950
MILLER
acrylic on canvas
40 1/4 by 63 1/2 in. 102.2 by 161.3 cm.
Executed in 1978. 
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Provenance

OK Harris Works of Art, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner circa 1980

Exhibited

New York, OK Harris Works of Art, Davis Cone, October - November 1979
Athens, Georgia Museum of Art; Chattanooga, Hunter Museum of Art, Davis Cone: Theater Paintings 1977-83, October 1983 - February 1984

Catalogue Note

"The paintings of Davis Cone offer an irresistible combination of technique, emotion, artistic mastery, and history. He has been called one of the great virtuosos of twentieth-century Realist art. Over the past twenty-five years Cone has carved out a signatory vision, painting again and again the small Art Deco movie houses that populate all of America, from its largest cities to its remove rural enclaves. His obsession with this singular subject matter paradoxically evokes the pathos, allure, and romance of America’s love affair with the movies, seen through the selective eye of an implacable observer. His chronicle of the faded spirit of 1930s America superimposes itself on the jarring canvas of today’s world." Michael D. Kinerk and Dennis W. Wilhelm, Popcorn Palaces: The Art Deco Paintings of Davis Cone, New York  2001

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