DOROTHEA TANNING | HIGH WIRES
12,000 - 18,000 USD
1910 - 2012
Signed Dorothea Tanning and dated 50 (lower right); ; titled (on the verso)
Watercolor, pen and ink and pencil on paper
15 by 11 in. (38.1 by 27.9 cm)
Framed: 20½ by 15¼ in. (52.1 by 38.7 cm)
Executed circa 1950.
We are grateful to The Dorothea Tanning Foundation for their assistance in cataloguing this work.
Executed on cream wove paper which is mounted with three photo corners at its upper left, lower left, and lower right corners. The medium is strong and well-preserved. A one-inch long repaired tear extending from the center right edge, not visible framed. A faint mat stain running around the perimeter. A few very minor spots of foxing near the upper and lower edges. The work is in overall very good condition.
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Kent Fine Art, New York
Private Collection, Chicago
Sale: Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Chicago, May 21, 2015, lot 220
Acquired at the above sale
New York, Kent Fine Art, Dorothea Tanning: On Paper 1948-1986, 1987, no. 2, illustrated in the catalogue