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Details & Cataloguing

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Wayne Thiebaud
B. 1920
NIGHT RIVER
titled and dated 1995 on the stretcher
oil on canvas mounted on board
14 by 11 in. 35.6 by 27.9 cm.
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Provenance

Allan Stone Gallery, New York 
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Exhibited

New York, Allan Stone Gallery, Wayne Thiebaud, May - June 1997
New York, Allan Stone Projects, Wayne Thiebaud: Land Survey, October - December 2017

Catalogue Note

"Landscape for me took on the problem of composition. I wanted to eliminate the horizon line, to see if I could get a landscape image that didn't use a horizontal fixation. Instead, I try to establish a positional directive for the viewer—whether it's up, down helicopter view, world view, valley view—to try to get some sense of the loss of the convenience or comfort of standing and looking at things, to throw people off a bit."
Wayne Thiebaud

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