Contemporary Art Evening Auction

Contemporary Art Evening Auction

View full screen - View 1 of Lot 20. FRANZ KLINE | COMPOSITION.


Auction Closed

October 29, 12:08 AM GMT


3,000,000 - 4,000,000 USD

Lot Details



1910 - 1962


oil on board mounted on Masonite

30 ¼ by 22 in. 76.8 by 55.9 cm.

Executed circa 1950.

Estate of the artist

Rosa Esman Gallery, New York

Gerald S. Elliott, Chicago

David McKee Gallery, New York

Marlborough Gallery, New York

Private Collection (acquired from the above)

Christie's, New York, 12 November 2013, Lot 40 (consigned by the above)

Acquired by the present owner from the above sale

Purchase, Neuberger Museum, Franz Kline: Early Works as Signals, September - November 1977, p. 73, no. 95, illustrated, and p. 86 (text) (as Untitled)

Washington, D.C., Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, The Fifties: Aspects of Painting in New York, May - September 1980, p. 56, no. 11, illustrated

New York, Rosa Esman Gallery, A Curator's Choice 1942-1963: A Tribute to Dorothy Miller, February - March 1982