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Property of American Filmmaker John Hughes
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László Moholy-Nagy

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Estimate: 60,000 - 80,000 USD
Property of American Filmmaker John Hughes

László Moholy-Nagy

Composition

Estimate: 60,000 - 80,000 USD
Lot sold:75,600USD
(5 bids, reserve met)

Description

Property of American Filmmaker John Hughes

László Moholy-Nagy

1895 - 1946

Composition


Signed L. Moholy=Nagy and dated Aug 46 (lower right)

Gouache and pen and ink on paper

18 by 14 1/4 in. (45.7 by 36.2 cm)

Framed: 28 1/4 by 24 3/8 in. (71.8 by 61.9 cm)

Executed in August 1946.


The authenticity of this work has kindly been confirmed by Hattula Moholy-Nagy.

Condition Report

Executed on cream wove paper. The sheet has been hinged to a mat at the upper left and upper right corners of its verso. The top and bottom edges are lightly deckled. The medium is strong and well preserved. Artist's pinholes to all four corners. A slight undulation to the sheet. The sheet is very lightly time stained. Scattered nicks and very minor losses to the left and bottom edges and a loss to the lower left corner. Some minor scattered stains and studio transference, most notably toward the upper right corner of the sheet. Light skinning along the top and bottom edges, likely due to a previous mounting. This work is in overall very good condition.


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Provenance

Private Collection, Illinois (and sold: Sotheby's, New York, November 13, 1997, lot 409)
Acquired at the above sale