ILYA BOLOTOWSKY | REMEMBRANCE
 ILYA BOLOTOWSKY | REMEMBRANCE
 ILYA BOLOTOWSKY | REMEMBRANCE
 ILYA BOLOTOWSKY | REMEMBRANCE
 ILYA BOLOTOWSKY | REMEMBRANCE
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Property from the Estate of Harriet Griffin Whitelaw

ILYA BOLOTOWSKY | REMEMBRANCE

Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 USD

Property from the Estate of Harriet Griffin Whitelaw

ILYA BOLOTOWSKY | REMEMBRANCE

Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 USD

Lot Sold:35,000USD

Lot Details

Description

Property from the Estate of Harriet Griffin Whitelaw

ILYA BOLOTOWSKY

1907 - 1981

REMEMBRANCE


signed and dated 47; titled on label on reverse

oil on canvas

Canvas: 16 by 30⅛ in. (41 by 76.5 cm.)

Framed: 22¼ by 36¼ in. (56.6 by 92 cm.)


PROVENANCE

Private Collection, New York

Condition Report

This work is in very good condition overall. The canvas has been relined. There is evidence of stabilization on the reverse of the canvas, not affecting the face of the work. There are scattered stable hairline cracks to the background, visible upon very close inspection. Under ultraviolet light, there is no apparent inpainting. Framed without glazing.


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Cataloguing

Provenance

Private Collection, New York

Catalogue Note

Russian-born painter Ilya Bolotowsky is known for his geometric compositions and as a founding member of the American Abstract Artists. Bolotowsky immigrated to the United States in 1923, where he began studying at the National Academy of Design in New York City and would work as a textile designer while pursuing his own artistic pursuits. In the 1930s the artist came into contact with and was heavily influenced by the work of Mondrian and Miró, shaping his work from then on. Remembrance is one of the few remaining examples of the artist’s work from the 1940s, carrying a distinct rather than descriptive title as was later his tendency, and compositionally reflecting his transition between his biomorphic and geometric periods by incorporating distinct elements from both styles. 

Contemporary Art Online | New York
Online bidding closed18 Jul 2019 | 07:30 PM GMT