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WORKS FROM THE COLLECTION OF RICHARD E. LANG AND JANE LANG DAVIS

Adolph Gottlieb
EVIL EYE
Estimate
120,000180,000
LOT SOLD. 262,500 USD
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WORKS FROM THE COLLECTION OF RICHARD E. LANG AND JANE LANG DAVIS

Adolph Gottlieb
EVIL EYE
Estimate
120,000180,000
LOT SOLD. 262,500 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

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Adolph Gottlieb
1903 - 1974
EVIL EYE

Provenance

Nierendorf Gallery, New York
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (acquired directly from the above in 1948)
Sotheby's, New York, 23 October 1975, Lot 302
Acquired from the above sale by the present owner

Exhibited

Seattle Art Museum, The Richard and Jane Lang Collection, February - April 1984, cat. no. 12, p. 26, illustrated
Washington, D.C., The Phillips Collection; Portland Museum of Art; The Brooklyn Museum; Little Rock, Arkansas Arts Center, The Pictographs of Adolph Gottlieb, September 1994 - January 1996, cat. no. 38, p. 105, illustrated in color

Literature

Exh. Cat., Washington, D.C., Corcoran Gallery of Art (and traveling), Adolph Gottlieb: A Retrospective, 1981, p. 44

Catalogue Note

"The role of the artist, of course, has always been that of image maker. Different times require different images. Today when our aspirations have been reduced to a desperate attempt to escape from evil, and times are out of joint, our obsessive, subterranean and pictographic images are the expression of the neurosis which is our reality...I just dropped the whole idea of classical mythology as subject matter and decided that the proper subject for me was subjective free-association of images and symbols which I couldn't explain."
Adolph Gottlieb

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