Lot 32
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YASUO KUNIYOSHI | Tired Clown

Estimate
40,000 - 60,000 USD
Sold
40,000 USD
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Description

  • Yasuo Kuniyoshi
  • Tired Clown
  • signed Kuniyoshi (upper left) 
  • casein on panel 
  • 16 by 12 inches
  • (40.6 by 30.5 cm)
  • Painted in 1946.

Provenance

The Downtown Gallery, New York
John Hay Whitney, New York
Dorothy Dillon Eweson, Far Hills, New Jersey, circa 1960s
Estate of the above (sold: Sotheby's, New York, May 24, 2006, lot 158)
Private collection (acquired at the above sale; sold: Christie's, New York, March 5, 2009, lot 24)
Acquired by the present owner at the above sale
 

Exhibited

New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Retrospective Exhibition, March-May 1948, no. 85
Tokyo, Japan, National Museum of Modern Art, Kuniyoshi Memorial Exhibition, March-April 1954, no. 30, illustrated 
New York, The Downtown Gallery, Circus Themes by Yasuo Kuniyoshi, February-March 1955, illustrated 

Literature

"Art News of America: Rattner Wins La Tausca First Prize," ARTNews, January 1947
Fukutake Publishing, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Okayama, Japan, 1999, no. 302, p. 149, illustrated 
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