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ARTHUR GARFIELD DOVE | Untitled (Abstract Shapes)

20,000 - 30,000 USD
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  • Arthur Garfield Dove
  • Untitled (Abstract Shapes)
  • dated 7-8-41 (lower center)
  • watercolor and pencil on paper
  • 5 by 7 inches
  • (12.7 by 17.8 cm)


The Downtown Gallery, New York
Howard Rose, New York, 1962 (acquired from the above)
Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Acquired by the present owner from the above, 1997

Catalogue Note

According to scholar George T. M. Shackelford, “The medium of watercolor occupies a curious place in the work of Arthur Garfield Dove, one of America’s first modern masters. From the late 1920s, Dove worked regularly in watercolor, producing works of extraordinary freshness and lucidity…they reveal to the historian the remarkably ordered evolution that lies behind such deceptively chaotic visual images” (“Two Watercolors by Arthur Dove,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin, vol. 37, no. 3, Spring 1980, p. 8).