141
141
Wayne Thiebaud
VERTICAL BOOKS
Estimate
500,000700,000
LOT SOLD. 620,000 USD
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141
Wayne Thiebaud
VERTICAL BOOKS
Estimate
500,000700,000
LOT SOLD. 620,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Wayne Thiebaud
B. 1920
VERTICAL BOOKS
signed and dated 1992
oil on paper mounted to canvas
23 by 17 3/4 in. 58.4 by 45.1 cm.
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Provenance

Allan Stone Gallery, New York
Private Collection, New York
James Goodman Gallery, Inc., New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2007

Exhibited

New York, Allan Stone Gallery, Wayne Thiebaud at Allan Stone Gallery: Celebrating 33 Years Together, May - June 1994, n.p., illustrated in color

Catalogue Note

"The purpose of art is to impart the sensation of things as they are perceived and not as they are known. The technique of art is to make objects 'unfamiliar,' to make forms difficult, to increase the difficulty and length of perception because the process of perception is an aesthetic end in itself and must be prolonged. Art is a way of experiencing the artfulness of an object; the object is not important."
Viktor Shklovsky in Exh. Cat., London, White Cube, Wayne Thiebaud 1962 to 2017, 2017, p. 7

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