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Details & Cataloguing

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Wayne Thiebaud
B. 1920
UNTITLED (SACRAMENTO RIVER STUDY)
signed and dated 1982
acrylic, pastel, crayon and graphite on paper
11 1/4 by 14 1/2 in. 28.6 by 36.8 cm.
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Provenance

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

Exhibited

Sacramento, Crocker Art Museum, Wayne Thiebaud: Landscapes & City Views, February - March 1983
New York, Allan Stone Gallery, Wayne Thiebaud: 25th Anniversary at the Allan Stone Gallery, March - April 1986

Catalogue Note

"You reduce it by essentialization, and what happens...seems like a reduction - or simplification. It is, in reality, a kind of addition. This does not imply a contradiction of terms, but a conscious decision to eliminate certain details, and include selective bits of personal experiences, or perceptual nuances which give the painting more of a multi-dimension than when it is done directly as visual recording. This process results in a kind of abstraction...a work that is essentially reduced and abstracted in terms of some particularized feelings or emotion, and thus one that avoids the pitfalls of mere decoration."
Wayne Thiebaud

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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New York