The Sleep of Reason: A Private Collection of Surrealist Art Online
EUGENE BERMAN | WPA (THEATRICAL DESIGN)
Estimate: 1,000 - 2,000 USD
EUGENE BERMAN (1899 - 1972)
WPA (THEATRICAL DESIGN)
Signed with the initials E.B and dated 1937 (lower center)
Gouache and ink wash on paper
23⅜ by 17⅝ in. (59.4 by 44.8 cm)
Framed: 32⅝ by 27 in. (82.9 by 68.6 cm)
Executed in 1937.
We extend sincere thanks to Peter Sherwin for his kind assistance in authenticating the present work from photographs.
Executed on cream wove paper. The sheet is hinged with mounting corners at all four corners. There are artist's pinholes in the lower left, lower right and upper right corners. There are minor handling creases to all four corners. There is a 1/4 inch tear to the center of the left edge and a 1/2 inch tear to the center of the top edge. There is a slight loss to the upper right corner of the sheet and slight skinning to the sheet at the upper left and lower right corners. The sheet is unevenly time struck. There is very minor scattered staining commensurate with age, but the medium is well-preserved. this work is in good condition.
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Gallery of Surrealism, New York
Acquired from the above on July 5, 2006