Sold by the Order of the Trustees of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden to Benefit its Acquisition Program
JOHN KORNER | FLOWERS BY A BLUE RIVER
Estimate: 800 - 1,200 USD
1913 - 2014
FLOWERS BY A BLUE RIVER
signed; signed and titled on the stretcher
oil, encaustic and synthetic polymer on canvas
Canvas: 24 by 30 in. (60.9 by 76.2 cm.)
Framed: 24⅝ by 30¾ in. (62.5 by 78.1 cm.)
Executed in 1960.
This work is in very good condition overall. There are textural shifts due the artist's working method. There is some spotting in the yellow passage on the left, potentially inherent to the artist's chosen media. Under ultraviolet light, there is no evidence of restoration. Please note that this work has not been examined outside of it's frame. Framed with glazing.
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The Collection of Joseph H. Hirshhorn
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (gift of the above in 1966)