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PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED WEST COAST COLLECTION

Lorser Feitelson
UNTITLED
Estimate
25,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 32,500 USD
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231

PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED WEST COAST COLLECTION

Lorser Feitelson
UNTITLED
Estimate
25,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 32,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Lorser Feitelson
1898 - 1978
UNTITLED
signed twice, titled and dated 1977 on the backing board; signed four times and variously dated on the reverse
acrylic on canvasboard
30 by 24 in. 76.2 by 61 cm.
Executed in 1976-1977.
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Provenance

Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner in 1978

Catalogue Note

Born in Savannah, Georgia in 1898, Lorser Feitelson settled in Los Angeles in 1927 and was a pioneering champion of California Hard Edge Abstraction. In 1959, curator and critic Jules Langsner mounted the exhibition Four Abstract Classicists the Los Angeles County Museum in Exposition Park, which featured Feitelson, Karl Stanley Benjamin, John McLaughlin and Frederick Hammersley. The Classicists, with their precise use of line and color to define abstract, geometric forms, painted in direct opposition to the romanticism of Abstract Expressionism and, in Langsner's words, were "finite, flat, rimmed by a hard clean edge...not intended to evoke in the spectator any recollections of specific shapes he may have encountered in some other connection. They are autonomous shapes, sufficient unto themselves—that is to say, pure abstractions."

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